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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Dehortega. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Dehortega Early Origins



The surname Dehortega was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

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Dehortega Early History


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Dehortega Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dehortega research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1492, 1492, 1701, 1702 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Dehortega History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dehortega Spelling Variations


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Dehortega Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortega, Ortego, de Ortega, Hortega, de Hortega, Ortiga, Ortegal, Ortigal, Ortiguera, Ortigosa and many more.

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Dehortega Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dehortega Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Juan de Ortega, first Bishop of Almeria (after 1492); eighteenth century Spanish painter Francisco Ortega; nineteenth century Mexican poet and politician Francisco Ortega; eighteenth century Archbishop of Mexico Juan Ortega Montáñez, who was named Viceroy and governed New Spain...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dehortega Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Ortega, who voyaged to Río de la Plata with Pedro de Mendoza in the early years of discovery. He later traveled to Asunción in Paraguay, where he died around 1575. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname were: Antón de Ortega, who sailed to America in 1511.

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