Gonzalo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

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

Important Dates for the Gonzalo family

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

Gonzalo 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 Gonzalo 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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Gonzalo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gonzalo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pero Gonzalo, aged 27, who landed in Florida in 1863 [1]
  • Alejandro Gonzalo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1883 [1]
  • Alvaro Gonzalo, who landed in Puerta Rico in 1890 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gonzalo (post 1700)

  • Mariano Gonzalo Andújar (b. 1983), Argentine professional footballer
  • Cristian Gonzalo Oviedo (b. 1980), Chilean footballer
  • Gonzalo Belloso (b. 1974), Argentine former football striker who played from 1993 to 2008
  • Gonzalo Morales Sáurez (1945-2017), Costa Rican painter
  • Gonzalo Justo Facio Segreda (1918-2018), Costa Rican lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1970–1978), President of the Legislative Assembly (1953–1956), Ambassador to the United States (1956–1958, 1962–1966, 1990–1994)
  • Gonzalo Rubén Castillejos (b. 1986), Argentine football forward
  • Gonzalo Noguera (b. 1977), Uruguayan footballer
  • Gonzalo Agustín Vega González (1946-2016), Mexican film, theatre and television actor
  • Gonzalo Escudero, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • Gonzalo Canale (b. 1982), Argentine-born, Italian rugby union footballer

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Citations

  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, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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