Distinguished surnames, such as Orellano, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Orellano, 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 Orellano family originally lived in Navarre. The surname Orellano originally derived from Aurelianus which referred to the farm or estate of Aurelius.
Early Origins of the Orellano family
The surname Orellano was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.
Early History of the Orellano family
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Orellano 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 Orellano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orellano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Orellano Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Juana de Orellano, who sailed to Peru in 1592 with her six children Francisco, Mayor, Juan, Catalina, Alonso and Antonio