Gaglio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Gaglio, 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 Gaglio family

The surname Gaglio 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.

Important Dates for the Gaglio family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaglio research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1582 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Gaglio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaglio Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gaglio family (pre 1700)

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Gaglio migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaglio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Filomeno Gaglio, 42, who settled in New York in 1882
  • Filomeno Gaglio, aged 42, who settled in New York in 1882
Gaglio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonina Gaglio, aged 9, who settled in America from Montelepre, in 1906
  • Antomino Gaglio, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Tassanini, Sicily, in 1909
  • Aloifia Gaglio, aged 20, who landed in America from S. Giuseppe L., Sicily, in 1911
  • Andrea Gaglio, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Montelefore, Sicily, in 1913
  • Angelo Gaglio, aged 17, who landed in America from Montelepre, Sicily, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaglio (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Paul-Alphonse-Lon Gaglio (1880-1942), French General Officer Commanding Engineers, 15th Military Region (1938) [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Paul-Alphonse-Lon Gaglio. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gaglio/Paul-Alphonse-L%C3%A9on/France.html
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