Ortiz Meaning & Origin

David Ortiz standing near on deck circle

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The name Ortiz is a patronymic surname meaning "son or Orton or Orta," with its origin in Spanish.

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

Alternate Surname Spellings:

  • Ortize, Ortez, Ortaz, Ortes, Ortis

Famous People with the Surname ORTIZ:

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

Genealogy Resources for the Surname Ortiz

Genealogy.com allows you to search the popular genealogy forum for the Ortiz surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Ortiz query.

With FamilySearch.org you can find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Ortiz surname and its variations.

RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Ortiz surname.

Cousin Connect allows you to read or post genealogy queries for the surname Ortiz, and sign up for free notification when new Ortiz queries are added.

DistantCousin.com provides access to free databases and genealogy links for the last name Ortiz.


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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.

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