Gonzalez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Gonzalez. 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 Gonzalez 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 Gonzalez family

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

Early History of the Gonzalez family

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

Gonzalez 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 Gonzalez 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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United States Gonzalez migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gonzalez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • 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
  • Francisco González, who immigrated to Nicaragua in 1562
  • Andrea González, traveled to Peru in 1562
  • Diego González, went to Hispaniola in 1562
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gonzalez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernardo Gonzalez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Pero Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Leonor Gonzalez, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Macias Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • Bartolome Gonzalez, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gonzalez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bruno Gonzalez, who landed in Alabama in 1922 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gonzalez (post 1700) +

  • Ernie Gonzalez (1961-2020), American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s
  • Andy González (1951-2020), American New York City-based double bass player
  • Nicholas James Gonzalez M.D. (1947-2015), American physician, known for developing the Gonzalez regimen (or Gonzalez protocol), an alternative cancer treatment
  • Richard "Pancho" González (1928-1995), World No. 1 tennis player
  • Sara G. de Gonzalez, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1972 [2]
  • Sergio Rico González (b. 1993), Spanish footballer
  • Dámaso González Carrasco (1948-2017), Spanish bullfighter
  • Alberto Jose González (b. 1972), Spanish video game graphic artist, music composer and designer
  • Alberto González Pérez (b. 1983), Spanish footballer
  • Ricard Cardus González (b. 1988), Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Roberto Gonzalez (b. 1966), American Private 1st Class from Quebradilla, Puerto Rico, USA who died in the crash [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550


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