Ordoñez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ordoñez family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were 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 one of the most common patronymic suffix is "iz." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Ordoñez is derived from the Latin personal name Fortunio, which means fortunate.

Early Origins of the Ordoñez family

The surname Ordoñez was first found in Asturias, where the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula began in the eighth century. One of the earliest records of the family was Sancho Ordóñez (c. 895 - 929), King of Galicia from 926 and until his death in 929. He was the eldest son of Ordoño II, (c. 873-924) who king of Galicia from 910, and king of Galicia and León from 914 until his death.

Later, Sancho Ordóñez (before 1042- c.1080), a count who lived in the 11th-century. His father was Ordoño Bermúdez, an illegitimate son of King Bermudo II of León.

Early History of the Ordoñez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ordoñez research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1227, 1455, 1503, 1500, 1480, 1520, 1508, 1510, 1570 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Ordoñez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ordoñez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortiz, Hortiz, Fortiz, Fortes, Hortóñez, Hortoñez, Ordóñez, Ordoñez and many more.

Early Notables of the Ordoñez family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were García Ordóñez, Count of Nájera in the late eleventh century; Garci Ordóñez de Villamayor, a twelfth century Aragonese nobleman; Elfa Ortiz, a noblewoman of Albarracin and her son García (in 1227 his brother was betrothed to the daughter of the King of Navarre; if his brother died García would marry her). Also of note were Alonso Ortiz (1455-1503), a Spanish humanist writer, Canon of Toledo in 1500; Bartolomé Ordóñez (c. 1480-1520), a Spanish sculptor who lived much of his life...
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ordoñez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Ordoñez migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ordoñez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alejandro Ordonez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1812 [1]
  • Hernando Ordonez, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Alonso Ordonez, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 [1]
  • Francisco Ordonez, who landed in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • Sancho Ordonez, who arrived in Columbia in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ordoñez (post 1700) +

  • Alberto J Ordóñez, American lawyer
  • Antonio Ordóñez Araujo (1932-1998), famous Spanish bullfighter
  • Francisco Fernández Ordóñez, Spanish Foreign Minister
  • Josefa Ordonez (1728-1792), Mexican actress and courtesan
  • José Batlle y Ordóñez (1856-1929), former president of Uruguay
  • Johana Ordóñez (b. 1987), Ecuadorian Olympic race walker
  • Isidro Ordóñez, Franciscan friar in New Mexico in the 1610s
  • Anderson Rafael Ordóñez Valdéz (b. 1994), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Cayetano Ordóñez y Aguilera (b. 1904), Spanish patriarch of the Ordóñez family of bullfighters
  • Rogelio Lunasco Ordóñez (b. 1940), Filipino writer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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