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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.

Orellana Early Origins



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

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Orellana Spelling Variations


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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.

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Orellana Early History


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Orellana Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orellana research. Another 549 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1110, 1516, and 1646 are included under the topic Early Orellana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orellana Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orellana Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Orellana 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:

Orellana Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan de Orellana, who sailed to America in 1517
  • Diego de Orellana sailed to America in 1527
  • Rodrigo de Orellana sailed to Colombia in 1536
  • Juan de Orellana 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orellana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Orellana, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Diego De Orellana, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Francisco De Orellana, who landed in Peru in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orellana (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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    Other References

    1. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. 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).
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. 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.
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