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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Alphonso. 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.

Alphonso Early Origins



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

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Alphonso Spelling Variations


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Alphonso Spelling Variations



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

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Alphonso Early History


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Alphonso Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alphonso research. Another 422 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1352, and 1519 are included under the topic Early Alphonso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alphonso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alphonso Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Alphonso 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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alphonso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alphonso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andre Alphonso, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Sister Maria Alphonso, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1896

Alphonso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • de Lepine Alphonso, aged 28, who landed in America from Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1907
  • Jose Alphonso, aged 43, who landed in America from Argentine, in 1919
  • Pablo Alphonso, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • John Alphonso, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • A. Alphonso, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alphonso (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alphonso (post 1700)



  • Leopold Alphonso (b. 1991), Malaysian footballer
  • Roland "The Chief Musician" Alphonso (1931-1998), Jamaican tenor saxophonist, and one of the founding members of The Skatalites

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Alphonso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alphonso Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 August 2013 at 13:41.

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