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
word "ote, ota" meaning "stock, vine" and Latin word "verus" meaning "true, real, genuine."
The surname Ontiveros was first found in the province of La rioja in the mountainous regions of
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