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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Galante family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Galante surname derives from the Old French word "galer," which meant "to enjoy oneself;" and as such was a nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person.

Galante Early Origins



The surname Galante was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat.

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Galante Spelling Variations


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Galante Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Gallante, Gallont, Galant, Gallantes, Galante, Galantes, Gallonte, Gallontes, Galonte, Galontes, Callant, Callantes, Callante, Callont, Calant, Calante, Calantes, Callonte, Callontes, Calonte, Calontes, Galland, Galand, Galen, Gallen, Galande, Gallande, Galandes, Gallandes, Galland and many more.

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Galante Early History


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Galante Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galante research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1646 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Galante History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galante Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galante Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galante Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Gallant, who arrived in New England in 1634; Daniell Gallant, who settled in Virginia in 1663-1679; Glode Gallant, who came to Virginia in 1649.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Galante (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Galante (post 1700)



  • Ann M. Galante, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1996; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000

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Galante Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Galante Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galante 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 09:15.

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