Alphonse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Alphonse family

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

Alphonse Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Alphonse family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Alphonse 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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United States Alphonse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alphonse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Alphonse, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Juan Alphonse, aged 21, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Stephen Alphonse, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1890 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Alphonse (post 1700) +

  • Louis Alphonse van Gasteren (1922-2016), Dutch three-times Nederlands Film Festival Award winning film director and film producer, best known for his work on The House (1961), De prijs van overleven (2003) and In Japanese Rapids (2002)
  • Camille Alphonse Trézel, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Francis Alphonse Capell (1907-1980), American right wing, anti communist author, and essayist
  • Omer Alphonse Demers (1893-1969), Canadian merchant and politician in Saskatchewan
  • Claude Alphonse Simard (1943-2014), Canadian painter, known for his garden scenes, landscapes and still lifes
  • Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890), French critic, journalist, and novelist
  • Joseph Alphonse Adhemar (1797-1862), French mathematician
  • Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Canadian artist
  • J Alphonse Ouimet (1908-1988), president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) from 1958 to 1967
  • Antoine Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905), French inventor

  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)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) Camille Trézel. Retrieved from on Facebook
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