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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."

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

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ontiveros research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ontiveros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ontiveros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
  • Nicolas De Ontiveros, who landed in America in 1817
  • Juan De Ontiveros, who arrived in Peru in 1834
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  • 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
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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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