Last name: Gonzalez
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Guys, etymology aint genetics. Just because you´ve got a Visigothic last name doesnt mean you ARE of Visigothic genetic heritage. Maybe you are, maybe not. How many here would consider changing their hispanicised Goth last name back to the original? Ie : Gonzales back to Gundisalv?
I'm Mexican and I took a DNA test. I sent my results to Dr. Mcdonald, a geneticist, He has my european as NORTHEAST. There's nothing but spanish surnames in my family yet I have Rocasea a condition that affects northern europeans. There's nothing that explains this but -->VISIGOTHS
very limited info, and somewhat incorect. must be some english guy who just wants to clump all spanish people names they can to make money fast with as little work as they can do. who ever made this does not know very much about Spanish / hispanic history. start with Fernán González. Oh yeah, and it might be importent there has been a few people with the title President Gonzalez here in the new world! the Englsh Companys who recycle this limited and outdated piece of trash have been around for decades!
im proud to be a Gonzalez. maybe some of you are my cousins
dude sweet I'm german haha i feel so proud of my heritage.
So.... Speedy Gonzales says, "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?"
nadia alaaiyah gonzalez
amazing im a gonzalez and was told we originated from domincan republic, its fasinating to know we originated from germany,
Yes of course.
I find it interesting that the "etymologies' provided in this section for Spanish surnames never mention Arabic or Hebrew origins of any names. The Muslims and Jews lived in relative peace in our ancestral land for many centuries. The Visigoths were there for a much shorter time before assimilation. Is is likely that all traces of Arabic and Hebrew names would vanish? A visit to Spain readily reveals that long presence.
By the way... in the bible there are places named "perez" indicating a breach or a gap in an obstruction. Did those names originate from some paleolithic Visigoth invasion of Israel?
HECTOR L GONZALEZ
Wow that's why gonzalez are so proud, hard worckes and so alive,but i had no idea where my last name came from until now.We come along way.
To Amethyst: From the University of California at Davis there is a small book in the ancient history section that states Pineda is a Visigothic (Western Germanic Tribes) surname which means the pine forest people such as in the Black Forest. Spanish surnames that end in ez such as Gonzalez are also Visigothic. So, your Grandfather might have changed his name, but it remained Visigothic. If he had to change his name to Pineda it might have been during the inquisition or maybe during the attack on the Visigoths by the Franks, however, that was in the late 3rd century. The Visigoths sacked Rome in 314 AD then went to Barcelona (Plaza Pineda); then to Toulousse, France or Gaul, at that time, and established their first capitol. Later, when attacked by the Franks moved to Toleda their second and last Capitol. Que vivan los Pineda's!
EZ at the end of the Spanish surname means so of. just like the English Mc.
We originated in Germany I did not know until now That explains why my uncle is obsessed with Germany I knew we have ancestors who lived in Spain as well or Portuguese, Wow so interesting Gonzalez people we are no lazy people! My Abuelito came from Mexico in Trains and on foot and my parents followed afterwards I was born a proud Californian!
i knew it was spanish but i had no idea it was also portugese and that its originally german
wowowowowow i did not know my last name was a spanish and porteguese but its origin was germanic allaw at me if your last name is gonzalez to.