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Gagliani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Gagliani, like many surnames is derived from a personal name that was in use before surnames began to be used. The original personal name, Gagliardo, was composed of the Germanic elements "gail," meaning "joyous" and "hard" meaning "brave."

Early Origins of the Gagliani family


The surname Gagliani was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis.) Former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy, it is now the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Gagliani family


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Gagliani Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagliani, Gagliano, Gagglianno, Gaggliani and many more.

Early Notables of the Gagliani family (pre 1700)


By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...
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Migration of the Gagliani family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gagliani Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Concetta Gagliani, aged 32, who landed in America from Avola, Sicily, in 1907
  • Cirino Gagliani, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Palermo, Palermo, in 1908
  • Adolfo Gagliani, aged 22, who landed in America from Segronigno, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelina Gagliani, aged 2, who settled in America from Lammerio Capannori, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonia Gagliani, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Chinsa Selofoni, Sicily, in 1912
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