This has come from years of research. My name is Juan-Ricardo Chirstobal (pronounced Cristobal) -Jose Ortega y Orozco (pronounced Orozko) y Salazar y Melgarejo. My ancestors are from Spain, generations of my family were born in Mexico. A lot of people have the origin of the Ortega's a little messed up, either by inaccurate documents or fabricated documents. Over the many Ortega's in the world, I have found one source to be traced to a verifiable origin. Catholic records, Sephardic records, so on a so forth are mixed and varied, with many contradictions. This is one that I have found by many to be probably the most accurate to the Royal Bloodline of the Ortega's which I have added a little insight on Wikipedia, if you look up Ortega, that article in there was placed by me.
Alaric Balti I (King of the Visigoths)
Theodorico (Son of Alaric Balti I)
Eurico (Son of Theodorico)
Alaric II - Marries Theodegotho)
Theodemir Amali (King of the Ostrogoths) - Marries Erelieva
Theodorico The Great One a.k.a. Flavius Theodoricus (Son of Theodemir)
Theodegotho - Marries Alaric II
Amalarico (Son of Alaric and Theodegotho)
Leovigildo (Son of Amalarico) - Had 2 sons C and D
Recaredo (Son of Leovigildo)
Suintila (Son of Recaredo)
Chinasvinto (Son of Suintila)
Favila (Son of Chinasvinto)
Pelayo (Son of Favila)
Ermesinda (Daughter of Pelayo)
Saint Ormagildo Balthes (Son of Leovigildo)
Athanagildo (Son of Ormagildo)
Ardo (Son of Athanagildo)
Erwig (Son of Ardo) - Marries Liuvigoto (No heir, adoption present)
Pedro de Cantabria (Pedro Canta)
Duke Alfonso Perez I (Son of Pedro Canta) - Marries Ermesinda (Daughter of Pelayo) and had 2 sons of lineage connection E and F
Vimerano (Son of Alfonso and Ermesinda) - Murdered by his brother
Bermudo (Son of Vimerano, adopted son of Fruela I)
Ramiro I (Son of Bermudo) - Marries Urraca Paterna Diaz de Castile (Daughter of Count Rodrigo de Castile who also had a son Count Diego Porcelos, brother of Urraca, Diego marries Assuri)
Ordono Ramirez de Asturias (Son of Ramiro I and Urraca) - Marries Nuna of Gascony (Daughter of Ximeno, who is son of Adalrico, who is son of Loup II - Marries Adile daughter of Eudes; Loup II, who is son of Waifer, who is son of Hunold, who is son of Eudes, who is son of Lupus Duke of Gascony and Aquitani) They have many children
Nuno Belchides Ordonez de Leon (Son of Ordono and Nuna) - Marries Sulla Vella (Daughter of Count Diego Porcelos)
Gustivo Gonzalez Ordonez (Son of Nuno Belchides and Sulla Vella) - Marries Princess Dona Ortega Ramirez (Daughter of Ramiro II and Ortigueda)
Fruela I (Son of Alfonso and Ermesinda) - Marries Hermesenda Romaes de Lombardo (Sister to Desiderius who married Ansa and had a daughter Gergerga, a wife of Charlamagne)
Count Don Remon I of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and Monterroso (Son of Fruela and Hermesenda) - Marries Aldonza Rodriguez (Daughter of Count Don Bermudo Fruelaz of Trastamara)
Count Don Rodrigo Romaes I of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and Monterroso (Son of Count Don Remon and Aldonza Rodriguez)
Count Don Remon II of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and Monterroso)
Count Don Rodrigo Romaes II of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and Monterroso (Son of Count Don Remon II) - Marries Odrozia Gosteiz (Daughter of Gosteo Herez, who is son of Count Ero Ordonez and Laura de Leon, who is daughter of Ordono II and Munia Elvira Menendez, who is daughter of Duke Count Hermengildo Gutierrez who is son of Elvira and Count Gutierre Mendez who is son of Hermes Egilon. Hermengildo married Ermensenda Gatonez who is son of Count El Bierzo Gaton and Egilona)
Countess Dona Ortigueda of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and Monterroso (Daughter of Count Don Rodrigo Romaes II and Odrozia Gosteiz) - Marries Ramiro II of Leon (Son of Ordono II and Sancha of Navarre)
Princess Dona Ortega Ramirez (Daughter of Ramrio II and Ortigueda)
Alfonso III (Son of Ordono Ramirez de Asturias and Nuna of Gascony) - Marries Amuline de Navarre a.k.a. Jimena Velasquez (Daughter of Velasco Fortunez, who is son of Fortun Garces and Oria Jimeno. Fortun Garces is son of Garcia Iniguez, who is son of Inigo Iniquez Arista, who is Son of Seguin, who is son of Adalrico). Oria Jimeno is daughter of Garcia Jimenez, who is son of Ximeno)
Ordono II (Son of Alfonso and Amuline) - Marries Sancha Navarre (Daughter of Sancho I of Pamplona, son of Garcia Jimenez)
King Don Ramiro II (Son of Ordono II and Sancha) - Marries his third wife Countess Dona Ortigueda of Santa Marta de Ortigueira and Monterroso (Daughter of Count Don Rodrigo Romaes II and Odrozia Gosteiz)
Princess Dona Ortega Ramirez (Daughter of Ramiro II and Ortigueda) - Marries Duke Don Gustivo Gonzalez Ordonez (Son of Nuno Belchides Ordonez de Leon and Sulla Vella).
Princess Dona Ortega Ramirez and Duke Don Gustivo Gonzalez Ordonez had two sons, they are Count Don Gonzalo Gustioz Ortega of Lara from the story "The Seven Infants of Lara," and Count Don Nuno Gustioz Ortega (Muno Gustioz), who is a Knight of Languilla, who married Doña Rodriquez, daughter to Count Don Diego Rodriquez of Oviedo. Count Don Nuño Gustioz Ortega, is the ancestor of the Ortega line and brother-in-law to El Cid by way of mariage through the wife of El Cid, Doña Ximena of Oviedo, the other daughter of Count Don Diego Rodriquez of Oviedo.
The records I have of my family start with Count Don Jose Ortega of Santa Marta of Ortigueira and Monterroso, and his wife Doña Maria Gertrudis Martinez and Navarro, whose only recorded son Count Don Francisco Ortega and Martinez born on 13 April 1793, who was a famous lawyer in Mexico, married in Mexico City in 1819 with Countess Dona Maria Josefa del Villar and Arce of The Valley of Oploca.
One of their children was Count Don Aniceto Ortega Del Villar born on 17 April 1825, who was a famous Doctor and Composer, who married in 1854 to Loreto Espinosa and Cervantes, the Countess of Santa Maria de Guadalupe del Penasco.
One of their children was Count Don Francisco Ortega and Espinosa born on 1 April 1864, who was a famous Soldier of El Penasco, who married in 2 May 1895 to Matilde Casanova and Castillo.
One of their Children was Count Don Aniceto Ortega and Casanova born 1887, who was a Cinematographer with MGM Studios, who married Dona Amelia Salazar and Laso.
One of their children was my father, Juan Jose Ortega and Salazar and Casanova and Laso born 28 June 1943, who is a Soldier and Composer,who met my mother, Teresa Suzanne Wilson (grandpa Otis' step-fathers last name) and Orozco and Melgarejo and Molina born 22 September 1958, who is Soldier and Psychologist. And they had me, I am the only child of their union.