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The Olavarria surname is derived from the Basque words "ola," meaning "forge," and "berri," or "new." It has also been suggested that the name was habitational, taken on from any of several places in Navarre named Olaberri.

Olavarria Early Origins



The surname Olavarria was first found in the city of Durango, Biscaye (Vizcaya).

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Olavarria Spelling Variations


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Olavarria Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Olavarria, Olabarria, Olabarriaga, Olabarrieta and others.

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Olavarria Early History


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Olavarria Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olavarria research. Another 402 words (29 lines of text) covering the year 1701 is included under the topic Early Olavarria History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olavarria Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olavarria Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olavarria Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio De Olabarria, who married Agustina in Rio de la Plata, in 1777Among later settlers were Jose Maria Olivarri, who came to Puerto Rico in 1839; Jose Maria Olivarri, who came to Puerto Rico in 1839.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olavarria (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olavarria (post 1700)



  • Óscar Olavarría (1950-2000), Chilean actor, singer and comedian
  • Jorge Olavarría (1933-2005), Venezuelan journalist, politician, historian, and writer

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Olavarria Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olavarria Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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