The noble Spanish surname Oquendo is of topographic origin, as it is derived from a natural or man-made feature. In this instance, Oquendo derives from a
term which means "empty (barren) place," "without oats," "brambles" or "pasture land." Therefore, the initial bearer of the surname Oquendo was one who was located in a barren area or was close to a place which was abundant in pasture land.
The surname Oquendo was first found in the district of San Sebastián, at the foot of Ulia mountain. Members of this family were one of the first inhabitants of the city, where they had many estates.
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Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was the Spanish Franciscan Bishop, Sebastian de Ocando, recorded in 1619; Miguel de Oquendo y Segura (d. 1588), Spanish Admiral, born... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oquendo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.