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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gálvez. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Gálvez is made up of two elements: "Gonzalo," a personal name thought to be derived from the Visigothic "Gundesaelf," meaning "battle elf," and "-ez," the Spanish patronymic suffix.

Gálvez Early Origins



The surname Gálvez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Gálvez Spelling Variations


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Gálvez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: González, Gonzalez, Gundisalvez, Gonsalviz, Gonzálvez, Gonzalvez, Gonçalve, Gonzales, Gonzalo, Gozalo, Monsalve, Monsabre, Gosalviz, Gosalvez, Goçalez, Gunzáloz, Gunzaloz, Galbis, Gálvez and many more.

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Gálvez Early History


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Gálvez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gálvez research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1407, 1382, 1407, 1391, 1464, 1503, 1086, 1492, 1612 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Gálvez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gálvez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gálvez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Francesco I Gonzaga (1366-1407), ruler of Mantua from 1382 to 1407, a condottiero, switched his allegiance to Venice (1391), also to protect his land from the increasing power of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, remembered as the builder of the Castle of San Giorgio, the nucleus of...

Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gálvez 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:

Gálvez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Galvez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Jeronimo De Galvez, who landed in America in 1816
  • Francisco De Galvez, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Francisco Galvez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1842
  • Diego Galvez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gálvez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gálvez (post 1700)



  • Maria Teresa Galvez (b. 1959), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 2004, 2008

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Gálvez Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Espańoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Espańol: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Espańoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Gálvez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gálvez 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 11 February 2016 at 12:53.

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