Alonso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Alonso family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alonso research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1352, and 1519 are included under the topic Early Alonso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alonso Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Alonso family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Alonso 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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Alonso World Ranking

In the United States, the name Alonso is the 2,409th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Alonso is ranked the 818th most popular surname with an estimated 6,210 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Alonso is the 18th popular surname with an estimated 136 people with that name. [3]


United States Alonso migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alonso Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Alonso de Badajoz, a conquistador who voyaged to Peru with Pizarro, and became governor of Lima in 1541
  • Baltasar Alonso, who immigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Marina Alonso, went to Colombia in 1561
  • Hernando Alonso, went to Florida in 1563
  • Francisco Alonso, to Hispaniola in 1564 with his wife María
Alonso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gregorio Alonso, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [4]
  • Lucas Alonso, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [4]
  • Martin Alonso, who landed in America in 1812 [4]
  • Pedro Alonso, who landed in America in 1812 [4]
  • Rodrigo Alonso, who landed in America in 1812 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Alonso migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Alonso Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Isabel Alonso, went to Cuba in 1562
Alonso Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Anton Alonso, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [4]
  • Antonio Alonso, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [4]
  • Diego Alonso, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1837 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Alonso (post 1700) +

  • Alejandro Alonso (b. 1952), Latin-American Christian guitar player, singer and composer
  • María Conchita Alonso (b. 1957), born, María Concepción Alonso Bustillo, Cuban-born, American three time Grammy Award–nominated singer/songwriter and actress
  • Osvaldo Alonso Moreno (b. 1985), nicknamed "Honey Badger", Cuban-born, American footballer
  • Aurora Pita Alonso (1936-2021), Spanish-born Cuban television and stage actress
  • José Antonio Alonso Suárez (1960-2017), Spanish Socialist Workers' Party politician, Minister of the Interior (2004–2006), Minister of Defence (2006–2008)
  • Marcos Alonso Mendoza (b. 1990), Spanish professional footballer
  • Fernando Alonso Díaz (b. 1981), Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion
  • Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano (b. 1981), Spanish footballer
  • Dámaso Alonso (1898-1990), Spanish poet and literary critic
  • Francisco Alonso Lutteroth (1952-2019), Mexican owner of the professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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