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."
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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
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.