Respect the origins and foundation of Totanes, the information that has come up today is not extensive.
There is evidence that Totanes is cited by a Mozarabic document in 1238, as a farmhouse located on the way to Toledo Menasalbas. This data confirms that his foundation would be prior to the thirteenth century, with a clear Moorish repobladora action, confirming the construction of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where most of the structure is of Moorish construction.
A pair of data gives us the historiography of this municipality. On the one hand, Juan Canillo and Albornoz appears in the fifteenth century as senior Totanés and secondly, in the relations of Felipe II, is said to D. Hernando Canillo, Commander of the Order of Calatrava and neighbor of Toledo, has Totanes mayorazgo six houses.