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Where did the Spanish Gallegos family come from? What is the Spanish Gallegos family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gallegos family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gallegos family history?Noble surnames, such as Gallegos, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Gallegos, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Gallegos is a habitation name, which is a type of local surname that is derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallego, Gallegos and others.
First found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallegos research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1440 and 1507 are included under the topic Early Gallegos History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallegos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gallegos Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Gallegos Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Gallegos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallegos Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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