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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ordaz family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and one of the most common patronymic suffix is "iz." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Ordaz is derived from the Latin personal name Fortunio, which means fortunate.

Ordaz Early Origins



The surname Ordaz was first found in Asturias, where the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula began in the eighth century.

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Ordaz Spelling Variations


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Ordaz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortiz, Hortiz, Fortiz, Fortes, Hortóñez, Hortoñez, Ordóñez, Ordoñez and many more.

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Ordaz Early History


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Ordaz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ordaz research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1227, 1455, 1503, 1500, 1508, 1510, 1570 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Ordaz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ordaz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ordaz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were García Ordóñez, Count of Nájera in the late eleventh century; Garci Ordóñez de Villamayor, a twelfth century Aragonese nobleman; Elfa Ortiz, a noblewoman of Albarracin and her son García (in 1227 his brother was betrothed to the daughter of the King of Navarre; if...

Another 120 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ordaz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Ortiz de Vergara, a conquistador from Seville who accompanied Alvar Núñez to Paraguay in 1542. Juan Ortiz de Zárate, who traveled to Peru and eventually to Argentina, became Governor of Buenos Aires in 1575. He introduced the first herds of beef cattle into Argentina, as well as the first goats, sheep and horses. This livestock became the basis for Argentina's important cattle industry, and helped to develop the legendary gauchos of the Pampas, or great plains, of that country. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Francisco, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1560.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ordaz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ordaz (post 1700)



  • Isabel Ordaz (b. 1957), Spanish actress who has appeared in more than 50 films and television shows since 1982
  • Luis Javier Ordaz (b. 1975), Venezuelan former Major League Baseball utility infielder
  • Diego Alejandro Ordaz Álvarez (b. 1984), Mexican football defender

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ordaz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ordaz 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2014 at 08:17.

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