The Espanol Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Espanol Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Espanol surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Espanol ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Espanol Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Espanol family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Espanol are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Espanol Ancestors

Espanol Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Espanol ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Espanol grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Espanol

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Espanol records matching Espanol records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Espanol family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Espanol Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Espanol surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Espanol DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Espanol family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Espanol research?, then this FAQ may help.

Espanol Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Espanol ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Espanol family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Espanol Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Espanol queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Espanol ancestors.

Espanol Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Espanol was the 43896th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Espanol Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Espanol, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Espanol Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Espanol family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Espanol reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Espanol Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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