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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ortiz 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 Ortiz is derived from the Latin personal name Fortunio, which means fortunate.

Ortiz Early Origins



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

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Ortiz Spelling Variations


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Ortiz Spelling Variations



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

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Ortiz Early History


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Ortiz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ortiz 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 Ortiz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ortiz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ortiz 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 Ortiz 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:

Ortiz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco Ortiz de Vergara, a conquistador from Seville who accompanied Alvar Núñez to Paraguay in 1542
  • Francisco Ortiz, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1560
  • Catalina Ortiz, who landed in Guatemala in 1560
  • María Ortiz, settled in Honduras in 1563
  • Pedro Ortiz, who arrived in Chile in 1565
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ortiz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Ortiz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Romualdo Ortiz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Isabel Ortiz, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bernardino Ortiz, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Cristobal Ortiz, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortiz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortiz (post 1700)



  • Solomon Porfirio Ortiz (b. 1938), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 27th District, 1983-; Defeated, 2010; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Sara Ortiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996, 2000
  • Solomon P. Ortiz Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 33rd District; Elected 2006, 2008; Defeated, 2010
  • Robert A. Ortiz Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Renee L. Ortiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Pablo Ortiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Oscar J. Ortiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996
  • Marilyn Ortiz, American Republican politician, Member of New Mexico Republican State Executive Committee, 2002
  • M. A. Ortiz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1916
  • Gilbert Ortiz, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Colorado, 2012
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Ortiz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ortiz 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.

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