Writing Spanish surnames

by Sharlene
(Highland CA USA)

How do we write Castlian Spanish Surnames in the tradtional manner? If the name is Maria San Miguel Gonzalez do you put "y" or "de" between San Miguel and Gonzales?

We are having a family dispute and it is very important that we use the correct spelling for a special project that we are working on.
Thank you, a quick response will be greatly appreciated.

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May 28, 2011
by: Anonymous

In case you may be wondering what the name San Miguel means in English, it's St. Michael.

Jun 25, 2010
by: Anonymous

A Ms San Miquel married to a Sr. Gonzales would be San Miguel de Gonzalez. Their children would be named Gonzales San Miguel. The family name would also be Familia Gonzales San Miguel. When their daughters marry they will become Gonzales de X.

"Y" inserted between surnames is mostly only done with the names of nobility, usually male. Their wives would be Dña A. de B. y C., where A is the maiden name and "B. y C." is the guy's family name.

May 02, 2009
by: Anonymous

It would be "y" between both surnames, "de" is for the surname of married women's husbands

Oct 09, 2008
by: isabellaego

i am sorry i cant help you but in trying i found this very very interesting web about spanish lastnames. if you want to read it...
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