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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Ortegal. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Ortegal Early Origins



The surname Ortegal was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

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Ortegal Spelling Variations


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Ortegal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortega, Ortego, de Ortega, Hortega, de Hortega, Ortiga, Ortegal, Ortigal, Ortiguera, Ortigosa and many more.

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Ortegal Early History


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Ortegal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ortegal research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1492, 1492, 1701, 1702 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Ortegal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ortegal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ortegal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Juan de Ortega, first Bishop of Almeria (after 1492); eighteenth century Spanish painter Francisco Ortega; nineteenth century Mexican poet and politician Francisco Ortega; eighteenth century Archbishop of Mexico Juan Ortega Montáñez, who was named Viceroy and governed New Spain...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ortegal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Ortega, who voyaged to Río de la Plata with Pedro de Mendoza in the early years of discovery. He later traveled to Asunción in Paraguay, where he died around 1575. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname were: Antón de Ortega, who sailed to America in 1511.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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    The Ortegal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ortegal 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 January 2013 at 10:32.

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