Goza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Goza. 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 Goza 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 Goza family
The surname Goza was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Important Dates for the Goza family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goza 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 Goza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goza 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 Goza 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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Migration of the Goza family
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 Martí.
Contemporary Notables of the name Goza (post 1700)
- Eric C. Goza, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbia, South Carolina, 1934-61 (acting, 1934-35) 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html