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The distinguished surname Guzmán comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. 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. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez."

Guzmán Early Origins



The surname Guzmán was first found in Leon, where the name originated in Visigothic times. Perhaps one of the most famous of the family was Alonso Pérez de Guzmán (1256-1309), known as Guzmán el Bueno ("the goodman"), a Spanish nobleman, progenitor of the dukes of Medina Sidonia lineage. He is generally thought to have been born in Léon but may have been a non-Spaniard by descent. In 1296, while in defense of the town of Tarifa, his son was offered in exchange for the surrender of the town. He reportedly threw down his knife for the besiegers to use in killing his son. For his sacrifice, he was granted large swaths of lands and thus began the dynasty.

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Guzmán Spelling Variations


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Guzmán Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guzmán, Guzman, Gozman, Gotmen, De Guzman and many more.

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Guzmán Early History


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Guzmán Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guzmán research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1221, 1310, 1351, 1508, 1500, 1500, 1550, 1615, 1581, 1579, 1636, 1613, 1666, 1603, 1596, 1602, 1671 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Guzmán History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guzmán Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guzmán Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Domingo Guzmán (1170-1221), born in Old Castille, better known as St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican Order of Preaching Friars, known all over the Christian world for his piety and good works; Eleanor de Guzman (1310-1351), a Castilian noblewoman and long-term mistress to Alfonso...

Another 150 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guzmán 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:

Guzmán Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Leonor Guzmán, who emigrated to Hispaniola in 1560
  • Diego Guzmán, moved to New Granada in 1561
  • Juan Guzmán, came to Peru in 1561
  • Lucía Guzmán,sailed to Nicaragua in 1566
  • Elvira Guzmán, traveled to Guatemala in 1566

Guzmán Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Guzman, who arrived in America in 1809
  • Pero Guzman, who landed in America in 1813
  • Francisco De Guzman, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Alonso De Guzman, who landed in America in 1815
  • Juan De Guzman, who landed in America in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guzmán (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guzmán (post 1700)



  • José-Manuel Garrido Guzmán (b. 1945), Spanish biologist
  • María Magdalena "Magda" Guzmán Garza (1931-2015), Mexican two-time TVyNovelas Award winning actress
  • Braulio Luna Guzmán (b. 1974), Mexican footballer
  • Jacobo Arbenz Guzman (1913-1971), President of Guatemala (1951 to 1954)
  • Vanessa Guzman Neibla (b. 1976), Mexican actress and model
  • Luis Guzmán (b. 1956), Puerto Rican actor
  • Juan Guzmán Correa (b. 1966), Dominican professional baseball player
  • Alejandra Gabriela Guzmán Pinal (b. 1968), award-winning Mexican rock singer and actress
  • Claudio Guzman (1927-2008), Chilean-American television director, producer, art director, and production designer perhaps best known for his work as director and producer of the television series I Dream of Jeannie
  • Delfina Guzmán Correa (b. 1928), Chilean actress
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. 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.
    3. 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).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Espańoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Guzmán Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guzmán 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.

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