The distinguished surname Hontiveros is of Spanish origin. It is derived from the place of residence of the original bearer. In this case, the surname Hontiveros derives from the Marquisate of Ontiveros, lands which were first granted to this family in 1677. The place name derives from the Basque
word "ote, ota" meaning "stock, vine" and Latin word "verus" meaning "true, real, genuine."
Early Origins of the Hontiveros family
The surname Hontiveros was first found in the province of La rioja in the mountainous regions of Castile
Early History of the Hontiveros family
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Hontiveros Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hontiveros, Ontivero, Ontiver, Hontivo and others.
Early Notables of the Hontiveros family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hontiveros family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan De Ontiveros who settled in Peru in 1534; Alonso De Ontiveros who came to New Spain
in 1561; Cristobal De Ontiveros who sailed to New Granada in 1569.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hontiveros (post 1700)
- Ana Patricia Hontiveros Pagkalinawan, better known as Pia Hontiveros, a Filipino broadcast journalist
- Ana Theresia Hontiveros -Baraquel (b. 1966), also known as Risa Hontiveros, a Filipino socialist activist and journalist, Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Akbayan (2004-2010)
- Rev Fr Eduardo Pardo Hontiveros (1923-2008), also known as "Fr. Honti", a Filipino Jesuit composer and musician
- Donaldo "Dondon" Hontiveros (b. 1977), Filipino professional basketball player