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

Early Origins of the Ortigal family


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

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Early History of the Ortigal family

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Early History of the Ortigal family


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

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Ortigal Spelling Variations

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Ortigal 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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Early Notables of the Ortigal family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Ortigal family (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...
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Migration of the Ortigal family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Ortigal family to the New World and Oceana


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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