The distinguished surname Olvera, like many Spanish family names, is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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 Olvera family
The surname Olvera 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 Olvera family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olvera 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 Olvera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Olvera 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 Olvera family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Olvera family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Olvera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Joaquin Olvera, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1909
- Mansula Olvera, aged 33, who landed in America from Cadis, Spain, in 1912
- Guadalupe Olvera, aged 18, who settled in America from Merida, Mexico, in 1913
- Santos Olvera, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1915
- Benito Olvera, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Olvera (post 1700)
- Miguel Olvera (b. 1939), Ecuadorian tennis player
- José Antonio Olvera (b. 1986), Mexican football player
- Agustin Olvera (d. 1876), Mexican judge and administrator in 19th-century Mexican California, eponym of Olvera Street, Los Angeles
- José Fernando Emilio "Fher" Olvera (b. 1959), Mexican guitarist, composer, and lead singer
Suggested Readings for the name Olvera
- Los Olveras: Journey to America by Carlos N. Olvera.