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Goncalves Family History

Goncalves Name Meaning
Portuguese (Gonçálves): patronymic from a personal name of Visigothic origin, Gonçalo, formed with gunþ ‘battle’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

151,665 Historical Documents with Goncalves on Ancestry.com
98,932 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
567 Military Records
8,287 Immigration Records
1,887 Census and Voter Lists
41,992 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Goncalves Families

  • Number of Goncalves families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goncalves families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Goncalves families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Goncalves census records

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Goncalves Family Origin

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Goncalves Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Goncalves

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Goncalves Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Goncalves census records

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Military Service by Goncalves

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