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Ornelas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


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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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Migration of the Ornelas family to the New World and Oceana


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

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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