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Where did the Italian Gagliano family come from? What is the Italian Gagliano family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gagliano family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gagliano family history?The name Gagliano, 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."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagliani, Gagliano, Gagglianno, Gaggliani and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gagliano research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1582 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Gagliano History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gagliano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gagliano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Gagliano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gagliano 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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