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
word "ote, ota" meaning "stock, vine" and Latin word "verus" meaning "true, real, genuine."
The surname Hontiveros was first found in the province of La rioja in the mountainous regions of
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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.