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Otero Genealogy and Otero Family History Information

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  • Fray Cayetano de Otero (c.1701 - c.1768)
    OTERO Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a2c (L21) Galicia Spain/España - "Our Father Cayetano" By Dr. Dionisio (Denis) Ismael HaLevi-Otero The Story of the Otero’s of New Mexico begins in far of...
  • José Ferrer (1912 - 1992)
    José Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known professionally as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, as well as a theater and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor to win ...
  • Pedro Durán y Chávez Otero, II (1735 - 1795)
    Pedro alternately used the Otero surname and the famous Duran y Chaves name in baptismal records for his children. Some have speculated "wrongly" that Pedro was the orphaned son of the famous Pedro Dur...
  • Raul Rafael Leoni Otero, 40º Presidente de la República de Venezuela (1905 - 1972)
    Raúl Leoni Otero (El Manteco, Bolívar, Venezuela, 26 de abril de 1905 - Nueva York, Estados Unidos, 5 de julio de 1972) fue un abogado, político y masón venezolano. Presiden...
  • (not known) Otero (deceased)

About the Otero surname

Otero is a "Watch-tower" in Spanish. It also means a hill or "Altar"- a high place.

The first Otero in New Mexico was Cayetano de Otero, a Franciscan priest born in Galicia, Spain in 1701; professed as a priest in 1724 and was in Zuni Pueblo by 1731. While in Albuquerque he and Maria Quiteria Duran y Chavez had a relationship that produced the Otero clan of New Mexico.