ORTIZ - Name Meaning & Origin

ORTIZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

This popular surname is a patronymic surname meaning "son or Orton or Orta."

Ortiz is the 94th most popular surname in the United States and the 16th most common Hispanic surname.

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Famous People with the Surname ORTIZ:

  • Victor Ortiz - professional American boxer
  • Russ Ortiz - Major League Baseball Pitcher
  • Tito Ortiz - MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Fighter

Genealogy Resources for the Surname ORTIZ:

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Ortiz Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - ORTIZ Genealogy
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ORTIZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.