Ontiveros History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Ontiveros is of Spanish origin. It is derived from the place of residence of the original bearer. In this case, the surname Ontiveros derives from the Marquisate of Ontiveros, lands which were first granted to this family in 1677. The place name derives from the Basque word "ote, ota" meaning "stock, vine" and Latin word "verus" meaning "true, real, genuine."

Early Origins of the Ontiveros family

The surname Ontiveros was first found in the province of La rioja in the mountainous regions of Castile and Leon.

Early History of the Ontiveros family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ontiveros research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ontiveros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ontiveros Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hontiveros, Ontivero, Ontiver, Hontivo and others.

Early Notables of the Ontiveros family (pre 1700)

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United States Ontiveros migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ontiveros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso De Ontiveros, who landed in America in 1816 [1]
  • Nicolas De Ontiveros, who landed in America in 1817 [1]
  • Juan De Ontiveros, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ontiveros (post 1700) +

  • Martin Ontiveros (b. 1969), American illustrator of the Ricky Ricotta books written by Dav Pilkey
  • Steven Robert Ontiveros (b. 1951), American former third baseman in Major League Baseball
  • Lupe Ontiveros (b. 1942), American film and television actress
  • Steven Ontiveros (b. 1961), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Felipe de Zúniga y Ontiveros (1717-1793), Spanish scientist, cartographer and publisher in New Spain
  • José Ontiveros, Spanish actor who emigrated to Argentina
  • Margarita Gonzalez Ontiveros (1927-2006), Mexican-born Mezzosoprano and Contralto
  • Karin Cecilia Ontiveros (b. 1988), Mexican model


  1. ^ 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)


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