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The distinguished surname Olivarez, 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.

Olivarez Early Origins



The surname Olivarez 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.

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Olivarez Early History


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Olivarez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olivarez research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469 and 1235 are included under the topic Early Olivarez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olivarez Spelling Variations


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Olivarez 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.

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Olivarez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olivarez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olivarez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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: conquistador Gabriel de Olivares, who received a Grant of Arms from King Charles I in 1536; in recognition of his services to the Crown. Other early migrants to the New World included Domingo de Oliveros, who sailed to America in 1510.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olivarez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olivarez (post 1700)



  • Vanessa Denae Olivarez (b. 1981), American singer, songwriter and actress
  • Graciela Gil Olivarez (1928-1987), American lawyer and civil rights advocate, President Jimmy Carter appointed her the director of the Community Services Administration in 1977
  • Ricardo Roybal Olivarez, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dr. Pablo R. Olivarez, Philippine educator, president of Olivarez College, Parañaque, Philippines

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