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Gonsalves Family History

Gonsalves Name Meaning
Variant spelling of Portuguese Gonçalves (see Goncalves). DK This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

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Name Distribution of Gonsalves Families

  • Number of Gonsalves families
     122 - 242
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gonsalves families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gonsalves last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gonsalves Family Origin

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Gonsalves Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gonsalves

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Gonsalves Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gonsalves census records

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Gonsalves Civil War Service Records

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