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Where did the Italian Gori family come from? What is the Italian Gori family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gori family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gori family history?

The surname Gori is a patronymic surname derived from the personal name Gregorein, which means to be awake or watchful.

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Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Gori. These spelling variations include Gregori, Gregoria, Gregorio, Gregor, Grigori, Grigorio, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Gregoli, Gregol, Greguol, Grigoli, Grioli, Grigolo, Grigolli, Gligori, Grivori, De Gregorio, Di Gregorio, De Gregoli, Gregorich, Gregoric, Gregoretti, Gregoletti, Grigoletti, Gregoletto, Gregolet, Gorghetto, Gregorini, Gregorin, Gregolin, Grigolon, Gregorace, Gregoraci, Gregorace, Grigoraci, Gligoraci, Gregoratti, Gregorat, Grigolato, Gorgatto, Gregorutti, Gori, Gorelli, Gorella, Gorela, Goretti, Gorini, Gorin, Gorioli, Goroni, Gorno, Goracci, Gorasso, Gorassini, Goratti, Goriani and many more.

First found in the 13th century, when the Gregorio family was recognized as nobility in Sicily, Umbria, Modena, Pisa, Arezzo, Terni, Aquila, and Benevento.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gori research. More information is included under the topic Early Gori History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 199 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gori Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Gori:

Gori Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Amelia Gori, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Pistora, in 1904
  • Antonio Gori, aged 15, who landed in America from Bozzano, Lucca, in 1907
  • Attilio Gori, aged 22, who landed in America from Alatri, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Gori, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Pofi, Roma, in 1909
  • Achille Gori, aged 20, who landed in America from Masarosi, Italy, in 1911


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The Gori Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gori 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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