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Where did the Spanish Olalde family come from? What is the Spanish Olalde family crest and coat of arms? When did the Olalde family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Olalde family history?

The Olalde surname is a habitational name that comes from the place name Olague in Navarre, which is derived from the Basque word "ola," meaning "a forge."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Olague, Olalde, Olavarria, Oliva, Olger, Olgier and many more.

First found in Castile, in north central Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olalde research. Another 402 words(29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olalde History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Olalde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cristobal De Oliva who arrived in Florida in 1538; Sebastian De Olague who came to New Spain in 1568; and Francisco de al Oliva who immigrated to Costa Rica in 1588. Among later settlers were Angelo Oliva who came to New Orleans in 1823.


  • Juan Carlos Olalde, Mexican film stuntman
  • Jesús Javier Olalde (b. 1974), former Mexican football player in striker role


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  5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  11. ...

The Olalde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olalde Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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