Gonzales History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gonzales. 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales family
The surname Gonzales was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Gonzales family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gonzales research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1407, 1382, 1407, 1391, 1464, 1503, 1086, 1492, 1612 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Gonzales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gonzales 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.
Early Notables of the Gonzales 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 Ducal Palace of Mantua, the Gothic façade of the city cathedral, the bell tower of the Basilica of Sant'Andrea, as well as the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie at Curtatone; Clara Gonzaga, Countess of Montpensier, Dauphine of Auvergne, Duchess of Sessa (1464-1503) was an Italian noblewoman of the House...
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In the United States, the name Gonzales is the 94th most popular surname with an estimated 216,369 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Gonzales is ranked the 903rd most popular surname with an estimated 5,708 people with that name. 
Gonzales migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gonzales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Gonzales, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1771 
Gonzales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jose Don Gonzales, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1822 
- Basilic Gonzales, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827 
- Fco Gonzales, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 
- Basilio Gonzales, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829 
- Lorenso Gonzales, aged 60, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
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Gonzales Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Joseph Gonzales, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1904 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gonzales (post 1700) +
- Javier Gonzales (1966-2022), American politician, 42nd Mayor of Santa Fe from 2014 to 2018
- Alberto R. Gonzales (b. 1955), American lawyer and politician, 80th United States Attorney General (2005-2007)
- Pancho Ricardo Alonzo Gonzales (1928-1995), American tennis player ranked World No. 1 professional tennis player for eight years in the 1950s and early 1960s, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1968
- Alberto R. Gonzales (b. 1955), the first Hispanic U.S. Attorney General (2005-2007)
- Private First Class David M Gonzales, American soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
- Ambrose E. Gonzales (1857-1926), American newspaper publisher, professor, author
- Guillermo Gonzales (b. 1963), American astronomer
- Oscar Gonzales, Argentine table tennis player at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Joseph Gonzales (1907-1984), French footballer
- Eva Gonzalès (1849-1883), French Impressionist painter
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Historic Events for the Gonzales family +
Arrow Air Flight 1285
- Mr. Michael J Gonzales (b. 1964), American Specialist 4th Class from La Puenta, California, USA who died in the crash 
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550