× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


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.

Early Origins of the Galante family


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

Close

Early History of the Galante family

Expand

Early History of the Galante family


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.

Close

Galante Spelling Variations

Expand

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.

Close

Early Notables of the Galante family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Galante family (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.

Close

Migration of the Galante family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Galante family to the New World and Oceana


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.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Galante (post 1700)

Expand

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Close

Galante Family Crest Products

Expand

Galante Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also



Close

Citations

Expand

Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest