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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."
The surname Gagliano 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagliani, Gagliano, Gagglianno, Gaggliani and many more.
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
- Agrippina Gagliano, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Catania, Italy, in 1904
- Alfio Gagliano, aged 42, who landed in America from Calascibetta, in 1906
- Agostina Gagliano, aged 23, who landed in America from Valguarnera, Sicily, in 1908
- Angela Gagliano, aged 26, who landed in America from Mineo, Catania, in 1910
- Angelo Gagliano, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Castrofoloppe, Italy, in 1911
- Philip Joseph Gagliano (b. 1941), American former Major League Baseball infielder
- Ralph Michael Gagliano (b. 1946), American former Major League Baseball player
- Rick Gagliano, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Washington, North Carolina, 2009
- Bob Gagliano (b. 1958), former American Football player
- Nicolo Gagliano (1740-1780), Italian violin-maker of a renowned violin making family
- Fernando Gagliano (1770-1795), Italian luthier
- Alessandro Gagliano (1700-1735), Italian luthier
- Gaetano Gagliano CM (1917-2016), Italian-born, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded St. Joseph Communications and Salt + Light Television
- Tony Gagliano LL.D. (b. 1958), Canadian-Italian businessman, President of the Art Gallery of Ontario
- Alfonso Gagliano (b. 1942), Canadian Minister of Labour
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- Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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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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