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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Alanza. 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 Alanza family


The surname Alanza was first found in Leon, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Early History of the Alanza family


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Alanza Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Alonso, Alfonso, Alefonso, Alifonso, Adefonso, Aldefonso, Adefonso, Afonso and many more.

Early Notables of the Alanza family (pre 1700)


Notable bearers of the family name Alanza was Pedro Alfonso, who translated the twelfth century "Scholar's Guide"; Juan Alfonso de Alburquerque, steward of King Peter I in the mid fourteenth century; Ferrand Alonso de Merlo, a nobleman mentioned in the...
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Migration of the Alanza family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Alonso de Badajoz, a conquistador who voyaged to Peru with Pizarro, and became Governor of Lima in 1541. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Baltasar, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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