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Olavarria History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Olavarria family


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

Early History of the Olavarria family


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Olavarria Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Olavarria family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Olavarria family to the New World and Oceana


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.

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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