Guzmán

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Guzmán (also de Guzmán) (IPA: [ɡuzˈman] or [ɡuðˈman]) is a Spanish surname.

Origins[edit]

The surname is of toponymic origin, de Guzmán ("of Guzmán"), deriving from the village of Guzmán (es) in the region of Burgos. The earliest individual documented using this surname was Rodrigo Muñoz de Guzmán, who first appears in a document from 1134 and was the founder of the noble family of this name.[1][a]

In the Philippines, Canada and the United States the name usually becomes Guzman, while the Portuguese form of the name is Gusmão.

People with the surname[edit]

People with this surname include:

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People with the given name[edit]

Guzmán has also rarely been used as a given name. Notable people with the given name Guzmán include:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Earlier writers on the name had suggested it was of more ancient, gothic origin. Alberto and Arturo García Carraffa in their Enciclopedia heráldica y genealógica hispano-americana (1919) believed the name to be germanic from "good man", while Julio de Atienza, in Nobiliario español: Diccionario heráldico de apellidos españoles y de títulos nobiliarios (1949), suggested that the Guzmans came from Germany and settled in Burgos in 950, and the name is a corruption of Gudemaro, the Spanish form of the name of a gothic king.[2] Neither provided evidence for their suggestions and the early examples of the name show its toponymic form, while their dating of the family's origin predates the use of surnames in Iberia by more than a century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzalo Martínez Díez "Orígenes familiares de Santo Domingo, los linajes de Aza y Guzmán", in Luis Vicente Díez Martín and Cándido Aniz Iriarte, eds., Santo Domingo de Caleruega en sus contexto socio-político, 1170-1221. (Monumenta Histórica Iberoamericana de la Orden de Predicadores, 5) Jornadas de estudios medievales, Salamanca, 1994, p 173-228. Page 197 "No tenemos elementos para identificar con seguridad al Munio o Nuño, que fue el padre de nuestro don Rodrigo Muñoz o Núñez de Guzmán, primer caballero que usa el apelativo Guzmán."
  2. ^ Donald Eugene Chipman Nuño de Guzmán y la provincia de Pánuco en Nueva España 2007, p 79