Ornelas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Ornelas surname is a habitational name derived from the place name Orozco in Bilbao in the Basque region, in the province of Biscay.
Early Origins of the Ornelas family
The surname Ornelas was first found in the Basque region, in the northern Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Ornelas family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ornelas research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1630 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Ornelas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ornelas Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Orozco, Oroz, Orosco, Orozqueta and others.
Early Notables of the Ornelas family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Alonso de Orozco, a mystic writer of the sixteenth century, author of "Historia de la Reina Sabá"; sixteenth century sculptor Juan Orozco...
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In the United States, the name Ornelas is the 2,385th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. 
| Ornelas migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ornelas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francisco Ornelas, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1919
- Jose de Ornelas, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Madeira, Portugal, in 1920
- Samuel Ornelas, aged 20, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1923
|Contemporary Notables of the name Ornelas (post 1700) ||+|
- Aires de Ornelas (1837-1880), Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa
- Óscar Ornelas (1920-2000), Mexican lawyer and politician
- Hélder Mendes Abreu Ornelas (b. 1974), Portuguese long-distance runner
- Enrique Andrade Ornelas (b. 1980), Mexican boxer
- Fernando Franco de Ornelas (b. 1976), former Venezuelan footballer
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