Oviatt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Oviatt surname is derived from the city named Oviedo in Northern Spain, near the Cantabrian Mountains. Sometimes found in early Latin records written Ovetum, the city was founded in circa 760, and flourished as the capital of Asturian kings until 910.

Early Origins of the Oviatt family

The surname Oviatt was first found in Leon, where the family held a family seat.

Early History of the Oviatt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oviatt research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1300 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Oviatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oviatt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oviatt, Oviedo, Ovieta, Ovieco, Oviaco, Oviedo, Oviati, De Ovieta, De Ovietta, Oviett and many more.

Early Notables of the Oviatt family (pre 1700)

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United States Oviatt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oviatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marion Oviatt, aged 8, who immigrated to the United States from Brighton, in 1895
  • Mrs. Howard Oviatt, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Brighton, in 1895
  • Mabel Oviatt, aged 6, who landed in America from London, in 1896
Oviatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • France Prince Oviatt, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mrs Charlotte Oviatt, aged 63, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Mabel Oviatt, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Alfred Oviatt, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1909
  • W. H. Oviatt, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Oviatt (post 1700) +

  • William C. Oviatt, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1992, 1994 [1]
  • Thad Oviatt, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1939-48 [1]
  • Ross Oviatt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1952 [1]
  • Percival D. Oviatt, American Republican politician, Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1933; Appointed 1933 [1]
  • George Oviatt (b. 1849), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wexford District, 1885-88 [1]
  • Frank Oviatt, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 23rd District, 1907-08 [1]
  • Daniel B. Oviatt (b. 1847), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Antrim County, 1903-06 [1]
  • Clifford R. Oviatt, American Republican politician, Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1989-93 [1]
  • C. R. Oviatt, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Bangor Township, Bay County, Michigan, 1922 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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