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Oteri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Oteri, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Oteri, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Oteri family


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

Early History of the Oteri family


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Oteri Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Otero, Otera, Oteros, Oteruelo, de Otero, del Otero and many more.

Early Notables of the Oteri family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oteri family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro de Otero, who sailed to New Spain in 1536; and Diego del Otero, who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1538. Later emigrants included those family members who sailed to Puerto Rico in the nineteenth century, such as Alejandro Otero, in 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Oteri (post 1700)


  • Cheri Oteri (b. 1962), born Cheryl Ann Oteri, American comic actress, best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live (1995-2000)
  • Frank J. Oteri (b. 1964), American composer in New York City

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