Ovalles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Ovalles is the name of an illustrious and noble family originally from Galicia., whose origins are so ancient that the early genealogy has been lost in time. Etymologically, the word "ovalle" comes from the Latin "vallis" meaning "valley." The original bearer of this name was known by the members of his community as one who came from the valley.

Early Origins of the Ovalles family

The surname Ovalles was first found in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous northern region of Galicia.

Early History of the Ovalles family

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Ovalles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ovalles, Ovalle and others.

Early Notables of the Ovalles family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Gonzalo de Ovalle, a "Conquistador" of the Indies...
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Migration of the Ovalles family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alvaro de Ovalle who arrived with his wife Maria de Villanueva in Cuba in 1580 with 5 children; and Nicolas De Ovalle who settled in Peru in 1577.


Contemporary Notables of the name Ovalles (post 1700) +

  • Victor Manuel Ovalles, chemist in Venezuela


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