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GONZALEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

Gonzalez is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Gonzalo." The given name "Gonzalo" comes from the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund, meaning "war" and salv which is of unknown meaning.

Gonzalez is the 21st most popular surname in America, according to the 2000 census. The Gonzalez surname is also common in Mexico - 5th most common according to 2006 electoral rolls.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

GONZALES, CONZALAZ, GONZALAS, GONSALAS, GONCALEZ, GONSALES, GONCALES

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A descendant genealogy for Pablo Gonzalez and his wife, Antonia Candida Cordova, who were married 27 February 1764 in Santa Cruz de la Canada, New Mexico.

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GONZALEZ Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Gonzalez surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Brown query. There is also a separate forum for the GONZALES variation of the Gonzalez surname.

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GONZALEZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Gonzalez.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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