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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Guagliardo, Guagiardo, Gagliardi, Gagliardo, Gagliardini, Gagliarducci, Gagliardone 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 the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul 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 Gagliardo research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gagliardo History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Gagliardo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gagliardo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Gagliardo, aged 31, who settled in America from Napoli, in 1902
  • Adolfo Gagliardo, aged 1, who landed in America from Cagliacosa, Aquila, in 1908
  • Anetto Gagliardo, aged 60, who landed in America from Bagheria, Sicily, in 1911
  • Andrea Gagliardo, aged 16, who landed in America from Bagheria, Sicily, in 1923
  • Andrea Gagliardo, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Palermo, Italy, in 1924


  • Rocky Gagliardo (b. 1975), American professional football player
  • Giovanna Gagliardo (b. 1943), Italian film director and screenwriter
  • Maximiliano Gagliardo (b. 1983), Argentine footballer
  • Gino Gagliardo (b. 1962), Canadian professional soccer player


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  2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Gagliardo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gagliardo 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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