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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ordoņo 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 Ordoņo is derived from the Latin personal name Fortunio, which means fortunate.

Ordoņo Early Origins



The surname Ordoņo 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 Ordóņez (c. 895 - 929), King of Galicia from 926 and until his death in 929. He was the eldest son of Ordoņo II, (c. 873-924) who king of Galicia from 910, and king of Galicia and León from 914 until his death.

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


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Ordoņo Spelling Variations


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Ordoņo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortiz, Hortiz, Fortiz, Fortes, Hortóņez, Hortoņez, Ordóņez, Ordoņez and many more.

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Ordoņo Early History


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Ordoņo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ordoņo research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1227, 1455, 1503, 1500, 1480, 1520, 1508, 1510, 1570 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Ordoņo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ordoņo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ordoņo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were García Ordóņez, Count of Nájera in the late eleventh century; Garci Ordóņez 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...

Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ordoņo 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: Francisco Ortiz de Vergara, a conquistador from Seville who accompanied Alvar Núņez to Paraguay in 1542. Juan Ortiz de Zárate, who traveled to Peru and eventually to Argentina, became Governor of Buenos Aires in 1575. He introduced the first herds of beef cattle into Argentina, as well as the first goats, sheep and horses. This livestock became the basis for Argentina's important cattle industry, and helped to develop the legendary gauchos of the Pampas, or great plains, of that country. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Francisco, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1560.

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