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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 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 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 Notables (pre 1700)


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Olavarria Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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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