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Gonzalez Family History

Gonzalez Name Meaning
Spanish (González): patronymic from the personal name Gonzalo, a personal name of Visigothic origin, based on the Germanic element gunþ ‘battle’. Compare Portuguese Gonçalves (see Goncalves).

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

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3,526,431 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
45,138 Military Records
308,753 Immigration Records
622,030 Census and Voter Lists
446,689 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gonzalez Families

  • Number of Gonzalez families
     1,117 - 2,231
     373 - 1,116
     1 - 372
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gonzalez families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gonzalez families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gonzalez Family Origin

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Gonzalez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gonzalez

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Gonzalez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gonzalez Civil War Service Records

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