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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ortez family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were 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 one of the most common patronymic suffix is "iz." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Ortez is derived from the Latin personal name Fortunio, which means fortunate.

Ortez Early Origins



The surname Ortez was first found in Asturias, where the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula began in the eighth century.

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Ortez Spelling Variations


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Ortez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortiz, Hortiz, Fortiz, Fortes, Hortóñez, Hortoñez, Ordóñez, Ordoñez and many more.

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Ortez Early History


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Ortez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ortez research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1227, 1455, 1503, 1500, 1508, 1510, 1570 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Ortez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ortez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ortez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were García Ordóñez, Count of Nájera in the late eleventh century; Garci Ordóñez de Villamayor, a twelfth century Aragonese nobleman; Elfa Ortiz, a noblewoman of Albarracin and her son García (in 1227 his brother was betrothed to the daughter of the King of Navarre; if...

Another 120 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ortez 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:

Ortez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Antonio Ortez, aged 36, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Maria Josefa Ortez, aged 22, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Jose Ortez, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortez (post 1700)



  • Enrique Ortez Colindres, Honduran politician, Foreign Minister of Honduras (2009)

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Ortez Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Ortez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ortez 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 10 March 2016 at 07:37.

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