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.
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Migration of the Olavarria family
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.