Gonzalez Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Gonzalo, Gonsalez, Goncalves, Gonzales, Gonsales, Gomez, Gonsalves

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Gonzalez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gonzalez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gonzalez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


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Gonzalez Family Origin

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Gonzalez Family Occupations

What did your Gonzalez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gonzalez family was Keeping House. The most common Gonzalez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Gonzalez's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gonzalez.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gonzalez ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gonzalez Historical Records

What Gonzalez family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 623,000 census records available for the last name Gonzalez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gonzalez census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 409,000 immigration records available for the last name Gonzalez. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 45,000 military records available for the last name Gonzalez. For the veterans among your Gonzalez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gonzalez Life Expectancy

What is the average Gonzalez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gonzalez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gonzalez in 1940 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gonzalez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gonzalez ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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