The name Almanzo is very unusual, so some people had wondered if Almanzo was American, or if he was born in another country where the name might have been more popular.
Almanzo was American, he was born in Burke, New York in 1857. The name Almanzo originates with El Mansur, which the family brought to America from England via the crusades. However, there are no other known Almanzo’s in the family tree in either of his parent’s families.
Almanzo lived in the United States his entire life.