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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 ...
  • Katherine Stinson, Aviatrix (1891 - 1977)
    Katherine Stinson (February 14, 1891, in Fort Payne, Alabama– July 8, 1977, in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was an early female flier. She was the fourth woman in the United States to obtain a pilot's ...
  • 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...

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.