The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gonazlez. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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 Gonazlez 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.
Early Origins of the Gonazlez family
The surname Gonazlez was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Gonazlez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gonazlez 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 Gonazlez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gonazlez 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.
Early Notables of the Gonazlez family (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 Gonazlez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gonazlez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso and Gil González de Avila, brothers who traveled with the conquistador Hernán Cortés to Mexico; Gil became Governor of the Yucatan. Another early emigrant was Martí.