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Where did the Spanish Gonzaga family come from? What is the Spanish Gonzaga family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gonzaga family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gonzaga family history?The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gonzaga. 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 Gonzaga 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.
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.
First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gonzaga 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 Gonzaga History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 455 words(32 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gonzaga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gonzaga Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Luis Gonzaga, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1892
Gonzaga Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Louis Gonzaga, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
- Philomena Gonzaga, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1906
- Virginia Gonzaga, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1922
- Octavio Gonzaga, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1922
- Francisca "Chiquinha" Gonzaga (1847-1935), Brazilian composer, pianist and conductor
- Gabriel Gonzaga (b. 1979), Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter
- Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989), Brazilian musician
- Tomás Antônio Gonzaga (1744-1810), Portuguese-Brazilian poet
- Toni Gonzaga (b. 1984), Philippine singer
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- Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
- 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).
- Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
The Gonzaga Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gonzaga 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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