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


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

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Early History of the Gonzalvez family

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Early History of the Gonzalvez family


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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 Gonzalvez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gonzalvez Spelling Variations

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Gonzalvez 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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Early Notables of the Gonzalvez family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gonzalvez 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...
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Migration of the Gonzalvez family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gonzalvez family to the New World and Oceana


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 Núńez 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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