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Early Origins of the Ochoa family

The surname Ochoa was first found in Aragon an ancient Kingdom of Spain.

Early History of the Ochoa family

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Ochoa Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ochoa, Ogea, Ogeo, Ochoki, Ogier, Ocho, Oglo, Eugeinia and many more.

Early Notables of the Ochoa family (pre 1700)

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Ochoa Ranking

In the United States, the name Ochoa is the 772nd most popular surname with an estimated 37,305 people with that name. [1]

United States Ochoa migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ochoa Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonzo Ochoa who immigrated to Guatemala in 1557
  • Garcia De Ochoa who settled in Peru in 1577
Ochoa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Ochoa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1810 [2]
  • Lope Ochoa, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [2]
  • Martin Ochoa, who arrived in New Spain in 1836 [2]
  • Alonso Ochoa, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1836 [2]
  • Manuel Ochoa, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
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West Indies Ochoa migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Ochoa Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Pedro Ochoa who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1534
Ochoa Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Ochoa, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1834 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ochoa (post 1700) +

  • Ellen Ochoa PH.D. (b. 1958), American former NASA Astronaut with over 978 hours in space, current Director of the Johnson Space Center
  • Severo Ochoa de Albornoz (1905-1993), Spanish-American doctor and biochemist, and joint winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and the 1979 National Medal of Science
  • Alex Ochoa (b. 1972), American Major League Baseball player
  • Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña (b. 1985), Mexican footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga
  • Francisco Fernández Ochoa (1950-2006), Spanish skier, Olympic gold medalist in 1972
  • Blanca Fernández Ochoa (b. 1963), Spanish skier, winner of the World Cup in Women's Slalom
  • Eduardo López Ochoa y Portuondo (1877-1936), Spanish general
  • Florencio Olvera Ochoa (1933-2020), Mexican Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cuernavaca from 2002 to 2009
  • Jesús Ochoa (b. 1981), Mexican soccer player who plays for Los Angeles Blues 23
  • Jesús Ochoa (b. 1959), Mexican actor

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  2. 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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