Oviedo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Oviedo 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 Oviedo family

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

Early History of the Oviedo family

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

Oviedo 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 Oviedo family (pre 1700)

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United States Oviedo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oviedo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeronimo De Oviedo, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan De Oviedo, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Gonzalo De Oviedo, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Diego De Oviedo, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Alonso De Oviedo, who arrived in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Oviedo (post 1700) +

  • Gilberto "Papi" Oviedo la Portilla (1938-2017), Cuban tres player
  • Rosalía León Oviedo (b. 1974), Mexican actress, singer
  • Carlos Oviedo (1927-1998), Chilean Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Cristian Gonzalo Oviedo (b. 1980), Chilean footballer
  • Miguel Ángel Oviedo (b. 1950), former Argentine football midfielder
  • Ramon Oviedo (b. 1924), Dominican painter


  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)


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