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Andalon Surname History

The first documents where we see the Andalon surname appear in the early to mid-1600s through the late 1700s in the archives of the following northern municipalities of Spain: Montemayor de Pililla, Valladolid; Pembes, Santander; Mogrovejo, Santander; and Pamplona, Navarra. In the early to mid-1700s and through the 1800s, we begin seeing the family name Andalon in the Americas, specifically in records pertaining to the inhabitants of western territories colonized by the Spaniards that eventually became municipalities of Mexico, including: Jalostotitlan, Jalisco; Encarnacion de Diaz, Jalisco; Ameca, Jalisco; Guadalajara, Jalisco; Teuchitlan, Jalisco; Tequila, Jalisco; and Ahualulco de Mercado, Jalisco. While not as prevalent as in the State of Jalisco, the family name Andalon also appears in the archival records of these neighboring Mexican States: Nayarit, Aguascalientes, and San Luis Potosi.

During the mid-1800s, the family name Andalon also begins appearing in official Mexican populace governmental records; that is, in non-church records. Complementing existing church archives relating to marriages, baptisms, burials, and parishioners, etc., these civil records denote births, parental and other family member data, places of residence, and other census-related vital statistics.

In the United States, primarily in the Southwestern States of California and Texas, the last name Andalon appears in U.S. Census and Immigration Records from the late 1800s and early to mid-1900s. During this time, we begin seeing individuals with the Andalon family name being born in the U.S., as well as in official records of U.S. - Mexico Immigrant Border Crossings.


As has been the case for nearly 300 years, we see individuals with the family name Andalon primarily in the Central-West Mexican State of Jalisco, and for about a period of 100 years in the Southwestern region of the United States, namely in the States of California and Texas. While not prevalent outside these geographic areas, individuals with the last name Andalon do live in other regions of the U.S. and Mexico.


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https://familysearch.org/search


http://www.ancestry.com/


http://www.progenealogists.com/mexico/census.htm


http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1771&o_xid=21837&o_lid=21837&o_sch=Search


https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain_Catholic_Church_Records


http://www.archives.com/genealogy/family-heritage-spanish.html


http://www.archives.gov/research/census/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mexico


http://www.pbs.org/kpbs/theborder/history/timeline/17.html


http://mexicangenealogy.info/


 

The Andalon surname can be traced over a period of nearly 400 years, appearing first in Spain and Mexico and then in the United States.  The written Spanish version of this last name is Andalón (there's a Spanish accent on the letter o).  We see the family name Andalon in early Spain archives pertaining to marriages, baptisms, deaths, burials, and parishioners and parish townships. The Andalons also appear in the early archives of Mexico and the United States. As has been the case for nearly 300 years, we have seen the Andalon surname primarily in Mexico's Central-West region, specifically in the State of Jalisco, and for about a period of 100 years in the Southwestern region of the United States, namely in the States of California and Texas. While not prevalent outside these geographic areas, individuals with the last name Andalon do live in other regions of the United States and Mexico.

Multiple sources assisted in organizing this history of the Andalon surname.  Reliable sources from the United States, Mexico, and Spain were used, including governmental census data, well-regarded genealogical search sources, and well-preserved church archives. Also contributing to this inquiry is Andalon familial connections and an understanding of relevant periods and happenings in Spanish Colonialism in the Americas, Mexican Nationalism, and Southwestern American History.

Andalon Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The family name Andalon can be traced over a period of nearly 400 years, first, in Spain and Mexico, and then in the United States.  The 1600s and 1700s represent the earliest period in which we begin seeing the surname Andalon.  Additional research will be undertaken in order to better understand the pre-1600 origins of this name including its derivations.  The ultimate aim is to better understand the Andalon surname that has appeared over the centuries in Spanish, Mexican, and American societies. Concerning their nationality and ethnicity, depending on the historical and social context, Andalons have been called Spaniards, Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos. Regarding their racial classifications, most Andalons are individuals with a Hispanicized European lineage.  Some Andalons are of mixed blood, specifically with Hispanicized European and American Indian/Native lineages.  Under U.S. and Latin American categorizations, Andalons are considered to be either White or Mestizos (term commonly used in the U.S. & Latin America for individuals with Hispanicized European & American Indian/Native ancestry). Today, most Andalons, those in Mexico, see themselves as Mexicans, and those in the United States call themselves Mexican Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Latinos.   

Andalon Meaning & Etymology

This section is currently in progress. 

Andalon Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Presently, there aren't any known Andalon spelling variations that can be reported. The only slight variation would be its Spanish version, which includes an accent on the letter o  (Andalón). 

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