Noble surnames, such as Ospina, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The Ospina family name is derived from one of several places named Espinosa, found in a number of Spanish regions including Galicia
and Vascongadas. The place-name Espinosa is derived from the word "espino," which means "hawthorn" and thus, the first bearer of this surname likely lived near a place where this tree grew in abundance.
Early Origins of the Ospina family
The surname Ospina was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Ospina family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ospina research.Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1578, 1650, 1590, 1641, 1600, 1667, 1629, 1688, 1590 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Ospina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ospina Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Espinosa, Espinoso, Espinoza, Espinozo, Espina and many more.
Early Notables of the Ospina family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century theologian Alfonso de Espina, Rector of the University of Salamanca; Pedro de Espinosa (1578-1650) the Spanish poet; Juan Bautista de Espinosa (1590-1641), a Spanish painter; Jeronimo Jacinto de Espinosa (1600-1667), a Spanish painter... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ospina Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ospina family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gaspar de Espinosa (died 1537), an administrator in Hispaniola and in Peru. Other migrants include Antón de Espinosa, who sailed to America in 1514.