The Spanish surname Ortiz is of patronymic origin meaning son of Orton or Orta, Spanish personal names. The surname Ortiz is first recorded in Asturias in the North of Spain where the Christian reconquest of the Iberian peninsula began in the eighth Century. A notable bearer of the name is the Spanish artist Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Ortiz is the 14th most common Hispanic surname and the 94th most popular in the US.
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