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The surname Gonda was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godingen, Godin, Goding, Godins, Gondain, Gandain and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gonda research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1790, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Gonda History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gonda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Andras Gonda, aged 36, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Gonda Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Andras Gonda, aged 34, who landed in America from Zsolna, Hungary, in 1910
  • Cecilia Gonda, aged 16, who settled in America from Farnocz, Hungary, in 1910
  • Erzaobet Gonda, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Zsakarfalu, Hungary, in 1911
  • Androf Gonda, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Fuberacz, Hungary, in 1914
  • Anna Gonda, aged 16, who landed in America from Drugethaza, Hungary, in 1914


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  • János Gonda (b. 1932), Hungarian jazz pianist
  • Ivett Gonda (b. 1986), Hungarian-born, Canadian taekwondo competitor


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  1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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