Ojeda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The family name Ojeda is thought to have derived from a pre-existing place name, perhaps, for example from the village of Ojeda in the judicial district of Briviesca, in the province of Burgos.

Early Origins of the Ojeda family

The surname Ojeda was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Early History of the Ojeda family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ojeda research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1638, 1640, 1637, 1466, 1515 and 1508 are included under the topic Early Ojeda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ojeda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ojeda, Ojedo, Ojedas and others.

Early Notables of the Ojeda family (pre 1700)

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Ojeda Ranking

In the United States, the name Ojeda is the 2,366th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]


United States Ojeda migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ojeda Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso De Ojeda, who was recorded in America in 1513
  • Rodrigo de Ojeda, who settled in New Spain in 1565
Ojeda Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francesca Ojeda, who arrived in New Orleans in 1779
Ojeda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeronimo Ojeda, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802 [2]
  • Bernardino De Ojeda, who landed in San Juan Island in 1812 [2]
  • Hernando De Ojeda, who arrived in America in 1816 [2]
  • Alonso De Ojeda, who landed in New Spain in 1828 [2]
  • Juan De Ojeda, who arrived in New Spain in 1834 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Ojeda 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]
Ojeda Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Diego de Ojeda, who came with his wife Ana and their three children all settled in Cuba in 1592

Contemporary Notables of the name Ojeda (post 1700) +

  • Santos Ojeda (b. 1917), Cuban-American classical pianist
  • Bob Ojeda (b. 1957), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Octavio "Augie" Ojeda (b. 1974), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda (b. 1955), American rock guitarist
  • Augie Ojeda (b. 1974), American baseball player
  • Alonso de Ojeda (1465-1515), Spanish conquistador, who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage, and in 1508 he was made Governor of the territories of Northern South America
  • Miguel Ojeda (b. 1975), Mexican baseball catcher
  • Manuel Ojeda (b. 1940), Mexican actor, best known for his role as the villain in Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • León Fidel Ojeda (b. 1967), Colombian politician, mayor of the city of Montería
  • Juan Ojeda (b. 1982), Argentine footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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