Ortez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Ortez family
The surname Ortez was first found in Asturias, where the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula began in the eighth century. One of the earliest records of the family was Sancho Ordóñez (c. 895 - 929), King of Galicia from 926 and until his death in 929. He was the eldest son of Ordoño II, (c. 873-924) who king of Galicia from 910, and king of Galicia and León from 914 until his death.
Later, Sancho Ordóñez (before 1042- c.1080), a count who lived in the 11th-century. His father was Ordoño Bermúdez, an illegitimate son of King Bermudo II of León.
Early History of the Ortez family
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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.
Early Notables of the Ortez family (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 his brother died García would marry her).
Also of note were Alonso Ortiz (1455-1503), a Spanish humanist writer, Canon of Toledo in 1500; Bartolomé Ordóñez (c. 1480-1520), a Spanish sculptor who lived much of his life...
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Ortez migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ortez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M Antonio Ortez, aged 36, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Maria Josefa Ortez, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Jose Ortez, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ortez (post 1700) +
- Enrique Ortez Colindres, Honduran politician, Foreign Minister of Honduras (2009)
- Criselda Ortez Lightfoot, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html