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

Gonsalves Early Origins



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

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Gonsalves Spelling Variations


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Gonsalves 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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Gonsalves Early History


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Gonsalves Early History



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

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Gonsalves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gonsalves 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 Gonsalves 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 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 Martín González, a cleric who accompanied the conquistador Alvar Núñez to Paraguay in 1540 and wrote extensively to King Charles of his travels. Pedro González de Prado voyaged to Chile in the 1540s. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Francisco, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1562.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gonsalves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gonsalves (post 1700)



  • Private First Class Harold Gonsalves (1926-1945), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves (1908-1977), American soccer player
  • Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves (b. 1928), Indian musical composer and teacher
  • James "Ron" Gonsalves, Hawaiian Roman Catholic deacon
  • Rob Gonsalves (b. 1959), Canadian painter
  • Ralph Gonsalves (b. 1946), Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Jermaine Gonsalves (b. 1976), British basketball player
  • Vic Gonsalves (1887-1922), Dutch soccer player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Gonsalves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gonsalves 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 9 April 2016 at 04:02.

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