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The Oria surname is a patronymic created from de Auria (or in Latin de filius Auriae), meaning "the sons of Auria."
The surname Oria was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. Oria are an ancient family prominent in the history of Genoa. First on record were Martino and Genuardo "de filius Auriae," in 1110. The Family had fiefs in Sardinia from the 12th century to the 15th century, as well as in Dolceacqua, Oneglia and Portofino, in the Riviera to the west of Genoa.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Doria, D'oria, D'auria, Dorria and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oria research. Another 392 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1270, 1275, 1284, 1298, 1466, 1528, 1560, and 1604 are included under the topic Early Oria History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was Andrea Doria (1466-1560) Prince of Melfi, Genoese Admiral; already a veteran of Italian and Holy Roman Empire wars, he returned...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oria Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cristobal Doria, who came to Mexico in 1525; Joe Dauria, who settled in Tennessee in 1890; and Julius D'Orio, who was naturalized in California in 1900..
The Oria Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oria 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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