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

González Early Origins



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

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González Spelling Variations


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González 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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González Early History


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González Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our González 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 González History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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González Early Notables (pre 1700)


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González 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 González 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:

González Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Martín González, a cleric who accompanied the conquistador Alvar Núńez to Paraguay in 1540 and wrote extensively to King Charles of his travels
  • Pedro González de Prado voyaged to Chile in the 1540s
  • Francisco González, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1562
  • Andrea González, traveled to Peru in 1562
  • Diego González, went to Hispaniola in 1562
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

González Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernardo Gonzalez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Pero Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1811
  • Leonor Gonzalez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Macias Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1814
  • Bartolome Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1814
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

González Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bruno Gonzalez, who landed in Alabama in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name González (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name González (post 1700)



  • Nicholas James Gonzalez M.D. (1947-2015), American physician, known for developing the Gonzalez regimen (or Gonzalez protocol), an alternative cancer treatment
  • Sara G. de Gonzalez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1972
  • Richard "Pancho" González (1928-1995), World No. 1 tennis player
  • Ricard Cardus González (b. 1988), Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • Ángel Gonzalez (b. 1925), Spanish poet
  • Alberto Hermoso González (b. 1927), painter
  • Alfonso Guerra González, Spanish politician
  • Felipe González (b. 1942), Prime Minister
  • Diodoro Vaca González, Spanish historian
  • José Domingo Posada González (b. 1940), Spanish member of the European Parliament
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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González Historic Events


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González Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Roberto Gonzalez (b. 1966), American Private 1st Class from Quebradilla, Puerto Rico, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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González Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Espańol: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Espańoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The González Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The González 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 4 December 2016 at 18:12.

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