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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gonzalez. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Gonzalez is made up of two elements: "Gonzalo," a personal name thought to be derived from the Visigothic "Gundesaelf," meaning "battle elf," and "-ez," the Spanish patronymic suffix.

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The surname Gonzalez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: González, Gonzalez, Gundisalvez, Gonsalviz, Gonzálvez, Gonzalvez, Gonçalve, Gonzales, Gonzalo, Gozalo, Monsalve, Monsabre, Gosalviz, Gosalvez, Goçalez, Gunzáloz, Gunzaloz, Galbis, Gálvez and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gonzalez research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1407, 1382, 1407, 1391, 1464, 1503, 1086, 1492, 1612 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Gonzalez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family Francesco I Gonzaga (1366-1407), ruler of Mantua from 1382 to 1407, a condottiero, switched his allegiance to Venice (1391), also to protect his land from the increasing power of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, remembered as the builder of the Castle of San Giorgio, the nucleus of...

Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gonzalez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gonzalez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Martín González, a cleric who accompanied the conquistador Alvar Núńez to Paraguay in 1540 and wrote extensively to King Charles of his travels
  • Pedro González de Prado voyaged to Chile in the 1540s
  • Francisco González, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1562
  • Andrea González, traveled to Peru in 1562
  • Diego González, went to Hispaniola in 1562
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Gonzalez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernardo Gonzalez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Pero Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1811
  • Leonor Gonzalez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Macias Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1814
  • Bartolome Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1814
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Gonzalez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bruno Gonzalez, who landed in Alabama in 1922
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  • Nicholas James Gonzalez M.D. (1947-2015), American physician, known for developing the Gonzalez regimen (or Gonzalez protocol), an alternative cancer treatment
  • Sara G. de Gonzalez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1972
  • Richard "Pancho" González (1928-1995), World No. 1 tennis player
  • Ricard Cardus González (b. 1988), Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • Ángel Gonzalez (b. 1925), Spanish poet
  • Alberto Hermoso González (b. 1927), painter
  • Alfonso Guerra González, Spanish politician
  • Felipe González (b. 1942), Prime Minister
  • Diodoro Vaca González, Spanish historian
  • José Domingo Posada González (b. 1940), Spanish member of the European Parliament
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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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    The Gonzalez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gonzalez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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