Olivares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Olivares, like many Spanish family names, is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Early Origins of the Olivares family

The surname Olivares was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain. Today, Olivares is a city in the province of Seville having a population of 8,729 inhabitants as of 2005.

Early History of the Olivares family

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Olivares Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oliva, de Oliva, Olivas, Olivo, Olivos, Oliver, de Oliver, Olivé, Olive, Olivera, Oliveras, Olivero, Oliveros, de Oliveros, Olivérez, Oliverez, Olives, Olivar, Olivares and many more.

Early Notables of the Olivares family (pre 1700)

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Olivares Ranking

In the United States, the name Olivares is the 2,675th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]


United States Olivares migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olivares Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso de Olivares, who sailed to America in 1513 with his son Francisco
  • Fernando de Olivares, who sailed to Cartagena in 1534
  • Gabriel de Olivares, who received a Grant of Arms from King Charles I in 1536 in recognition of his services to the Crown
  • Alonso de Olivares, who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1538
Olivares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Olivares, who arrived in America in 1810 [2]
  • Pedro De Olivares, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Sebastian De Olivares, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Alonso De Olivares, who arrived in America in 1813 [2]
  • Domingo Olivares, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Olivares (post 1700) +

  • José de Olivares (1867-1942), American Republican politician, U.S. Consul in Managua, 1906-09; Madras, 1911-14; Hamilton, 1915-24; Kingston, 1924-29; Leghorn, 1929-32 [3]
  • Lisa Olivares, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2008 [4]
  • Manuel Olivares Lapeña (1909-1975), Spanish footballer
  • Edward Olivares Balzac (1938-2022), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball outfielder and third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals (1960-1961)
  • Raúl Alejandro Olivares Gálvez (b. 1988), Chilean footballer
  • Omar Olivares Palqu (b. 1967), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball former right-handed starting pitcher who played from 1990 to 2001
  • Laureano Olivares (b. 1978), Venezuelan film and television actor
  • Maritza Olivares, Mexican actress
  • Rubén Olivares (b. 1947), former Mexican boxer, member of the Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Edgar Rolando Olivares Burgoa (b. 1977), Bolivian football midfielder
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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