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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Ortego. 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.

Ortego Early Origins



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

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Ortego Spelling Variations


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Ortego 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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Ortego Early History


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Ortego Early History



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

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Ortego Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ortego 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 Ortego 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 were:

Ortego Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arturo Ortego, aged 26, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Ortego Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Domingo Ortego, aged 35, who landed in America from Almeria, Spain, in 1907
  • R. Ortego, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Rafael Ortego, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Felix Ortego, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Jose Ortego, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortego (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortego (post 1700)



  • Stephen Juan Ortego (b. 1984), American politician, Louisiana State Representative (2012-)
  • Manuel Ortego (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Bryant Keith Ortego (b. 1963), American NFL football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears (1985-1987)
  • Artie Ortego (1890-1960), American actor who appeared in more than 245 films between 1912 and 1955, in most cases either as a cowboy, American Indian or henchman
  • Miguel Ortego (b. 1964), Spanish former field hockey player who competed in the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ortego Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ortego 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 4 May 2014 at 14:32.

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