Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Afonso. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin.
Early Origins of the Afonso family
Early History of the Afonso family
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Afonso Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Alonso, Alfonso, Alefonso, Alifonso, Adefonso, Aldefonso, Adefonso, Afonso and many more.
Early Notables of the Afonso family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Afonso family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Afonso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Afonso (post 1700)
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