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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.

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The surname Ornelas was first found in the Basque region, in the northern Iberian peninsula.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Orozco, Oroz, Orosco, Orozqueta and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ornelas research. Another 267 words (19 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.

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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...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ornelas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 emigrated to America from Madeira, Portugal, in 1920
  • Samuel Ornelas, aged 20, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1923
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  • 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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    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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