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Orellana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Distinguished surnames, such as Orellana, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Orellana, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflected Arabic words or place-names, because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Orellana family originally lived in Navarre. The surname Orellana originally derived from Aurelianus which referred to the farm or estate of Aurelius.

Early Origins of the Orellana family


The surname Orellana was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.

Early History of the Orellana family


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Orellana Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Arellano, de Arellano, Arellana, de Arellana, Arellanes, Orellano, de Orellano, Orellana, de Orellana and many more.

Early Notables of the Orellana family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Orellana family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orellana Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan de Orellana, who sailed to America in 1517
  • Diego de Orellana, who sailed to America in 1527
  • Rodrigo de Orellana, who sailed to Colombia in 1536
  • Juan de Orellana, who sailed to Peru in 1537
  • Francisco Orellana, who accompanied Gonzalo Pizarro on his expedition to Peru, and was one of the founders of the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Orellana then set off to seek spices in 1540-41, a search that would lead him inland to the source of the Amazon River. His quest then became the fabled land of El Dorado, a mythical place where gold and precious stones were said to be found in fabulous abundance. After eight difficult months of navigation along the Amazon, Orellano reached the Atlantic Ocean. The territories he claimed eventually reverted to Brazil, but his valor and courage stand out among the tales of Spanish conquistadors
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Orellana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Orellana, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Diego De Orellana, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francisco De Orellana, who landed in Peru in 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Orellana (post 1700)


  • Rosario García Orellana (1905-1997), Cuban-American coloratura soprano
  • Gaston Orellana (b. 1933), Spanish painter
  • Kepler Orellana (b. 1977), Venezuelan retired professional tennis player
  • Ricardo José Orellana Rojas (b. 1987), Salvadoran footballer
  • Fabián Ariel Orellana Valenzuela (b. 1986), Chilean footballer
  • Carlos Orellana (1900-1960), Mexican actor, film director and screenwriter
  • Marlon Guillermo Lara Orellana (b. 1966), Liberal Party politician from Honduras
  • Hugo Orellana Bonilla (1932-2007), Peruvian painter from Ataura, a district of Jauja, Peru, recipient of Doctor Honoris Causa from Los Andes Peruvian University

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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