The Elórtegui name at Venezuela
In Venezuela there are two branches of Elórtegui. The easier way to identify them is by knowing something about the person who travelled to this country and founded each branch.
In chronological order, the first branch we have notice is founded by Francisco Elórtegui Gambe and his wife Jacinta Rodríguez, when he must leave Spain at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
Later, in may 1949, Antonio Elórtegui Butrón arrived to Venezuela after a hard travel from the Canary Islands through the Atlantic Ocean. He and his wife Sara Cruz Valido founded the another Elortegui branch at Venezuela.