Olarte is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a keeper of a hall.
The surname Olarte is composed of the elements hall,
which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward,
which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.
Early Origins of the Olarte family
The surname Olarte was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Olarte family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olarte research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Olarte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Olarte Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Olarte has appeared include Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Olarte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Olarte family to Ireland
Some of the Olarte family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Olarte family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Olarte arrived in North America very early:
Olarte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Diego De Olarte, who landed in Peru in 1884 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Olarte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Louis Olarte, aged 19, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lafayette" from Le Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J676-S6J : 6 December 2014), Louis Olarte, 17 Nov 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Livia Olarte, aged 59, originally from Medellin, Colombia, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Santa Marta" from Puerto Colombia, Colombia CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64F-86X : 6 December 2014), Livia Olarte, 18 Sep 1919; citing departure port Puerto Colombia, Colombia, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Santa Marta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Olarte (post 1700)
- Carmen Olarte, retired Venezuelan voice actress
- Serafin Olarte (d. 1821), Totonac chief and general who led a revolt against Spanish during the Mexican War of Independence
- Susana Beatriz Olarte (b. 1946), Argentina Paralympic athlete who won nine medals, including four gold, at the 1964 Paralympic Games