Show ContentsOlguin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Olguin is of nickname origin, derived from a nickname that illustrated a personal attribute or physical characteristic of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname derives from a diminutive form of the Castilian word "holgado," from the verb "holgar," meaning "to rest" or "to be inactive." However, beginning with the fourteenth century, the meaning of "holgar" changed slightly, meaning "to enjoy oneself," "to be happy."

Early Origins of the Olguin family

The surname Olguin was first found in Cáceres, in the ancient kingdom of Castile, where the family held their ancestral seat. Early references show that Juan Alvarez de Holguin was Governor of Castelbono in 1292, a position which was also held by Juan Peres Holgin in 1460.

Early History of the Olguin family

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Olguin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Olguin, Hollguin, Ologuin, Holquin and others.

Early Notables of the Olguin family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Diego de Holguín, (c. 1486 -?), a Spanish conquistador and the first mayor of San Salvador, in April 1525; Pedro Álvarez Holguín (1490-1542), a Spanish nobleman, politician, military man and conquistador who took part in the Conquest...
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Olguin Ranking

In the United States, the name Olguin is the 7,382nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Olguin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olguin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mencia Olguin, who arrived in America in 1853 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Olguin (post 1700) +

  • Fernando Manzano Olguin (b. 1961), American jurist, United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • John Main Olguin (1921-2011), American aquarium official, Museum Director of the Cabrillo Marine Museum (1949-1987)
  • Adriana Olguín de Baltra (1915-2015), Chilean lawyer and politician, former Minister of Justice, the first woman ever to hold a cabinet post in Latin America
  • Otilio Olguín (b. 1931), Mexican swimmer and water polo player at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Sergio Olguín (b. 1967), Argentine author, journalist and literary critic
  • Felipe R. Solís Olguín (1944-2009), Mexican archaeologist, anthropologist, and historian
  • Jorge Mario Olguín (b. 1952), retired Argentine footballer
  • Luciano Olguín (b. 1982), Argentine football striker

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  2. 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) on Facebook