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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 Basque 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.

Oquendo Early Origins



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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Oquendo Spelling Variations


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Oquendo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ocando, Oquendo, Okendo and others.

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Oquendo Early History


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Oquendo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oquendo research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1619, 1588, 1577, 1640 and 1821 are included under the topic Early Oquendo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oquendo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oquendo Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oquendo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julio Oquendo, aged 15, who landed in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1911
  • Wenceslao Oquendo, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Genaro Oquendo, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Adolfo Oquendo, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Manuel Oquendo, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oquendo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oquendo (post 1700)



  • Angel Oquendo, contemporary American stage, television, and film actor
  • Daniel "Danny" Oquendo Jr. (b. 1987), American football wide receiver
  • Manny Oquendo (1931-2009), American percussionist
  • Luis Oquendo (1925-1992), Cuban actor from Havana
  • Fres Oquendo (b. 1973), Puerto Rican professional heavyweight boxer
  • José Manuel Roberto Guillermo Oquendo Contreras (b. 1963), Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball infielder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Oquendo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oquendo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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