González (surname)

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This article is about the surname González. For other uses, see Gonzalez (disambiguation).
González
Family name
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González is the most common in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Meaning "Son of Gonzalo"
Region of origin Spain
Language(s) of origin Spanish
Related names Gonzales; Gonçalves

González, a Spanish variant of Portuguese's Gonçalves, is a family name that originated in Spain, it is the second most common surname (only after García) with 2.08% of the population bearing the surname.[1] It is also very popular in Latin America, being in the top 5 most common surnames in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Mexico,[2] thus making it one of the most popular surnames in the Spanish speaking world. Within the United States, it is ranked as the 23rd most common surname.[3]

Origin[edit]

González is of Spanish origin, and it means "son of Gonzalo".[4] Common spelling variations include: Gonzales, Gonzáles, Gonzalés, González and Gonzalez (without an acute accent). The variant Gunsolleys appears among people descended from a Spaniard with the surname Gonález who settled in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.[citation needed]

People named González[edit]

In sport[edit]

In sport, González may refer to the following people:

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In football (soccer)[edit]

In football (soccer), González may refer to the following people:

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In the arts[edit]

In the arts, González may refer to the following people:

In music[edit]

In music, González may refer to the following people:

In literature[edit]

In literature, González may refer to the following people:

In film, television and theatre[edit]

In politics[edit]

In politics, González may refer to the following people:

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