Show ContentsGarzon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Garzon. 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." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Early Origins of the Garzon family

The surname Garzon was first found in Galicia, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Garzon family

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Garzon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garza, de Garza, de la Garza, Garzo, Garzón and many more.

Early Notables of the Garzon family (pre 1700)

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Garzon Ranking

In the United States, the name Garzon is the 16,156th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Garzon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garzon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Garzón, who sailed to Panama in 1535
  • Francisco Garzón, who sailed to New Spain in 1537
  • Juan Garzón, who sailed to America in 1538

West Indies Garzon migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Garzon Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Juan Garzón, who sailed to Cuba in 1533

Contemporary Notables of the name Garzon (post 1700) +

  • Rafael Garzon (1863-1923), Spanish photographer
  • Carlos Vegh Garzon (1902-1984), Uruguayan political figure
  • Héctor González Garzon, Colombian former footballer
  • Ernesto Garzon (b. 1927), Argentine philosopher
  • Stefano Garzon (b. 1981), Italian professional football player
  • Luis Eduardo Garzon (b. 1951), the former Mayor of Bogotá
  • Gustavo Garzon (b. 1955), Argentine film and television actor
  • Jaime Hernando Garzon (1960-1999), Colombian journalist, a comedian and lawyer
  • Tobías Garzón, Argentine writer and linguist
  • Eugenio Garzón, Uruguayan writer and politician

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