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.

Important Dates for 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 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
  • María Alonso, who landed in Nicaragua in 1561
  • Isabel Alonso, went to Cuba in 1562
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Alonso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gregorio Alonso, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Lucas Alonso, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Juan Alonso, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Hernando Alonso, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Martin Alonso, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • 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)
  • Chelo Alonso (1933-2019), Cuban/Mexican actress who became a star in Italian cinema
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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