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Noble surnames, such as Galban, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Galban, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Galban is a habitation name, which is a type of local surname that is derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Galban Early Origins



The surname Galban was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

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Galban Spelling Variations


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Galban Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallego, Gallegos and others.

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Galban Early History


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Galban Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galban research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1440, 1507, 1563, 1619, 1617 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Galban History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galban Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galban Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Fernando Gallego (c.1440-1507), a Spanish painter, his art is generally regarded as Hispano- Flemish in style, who decorated many churches in the regions of Leon and Extremadura...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galban 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 were:

Galban Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Galban, who landed in New Spain in 1835
  • Juan Galban, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Mariano Galban, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Galban (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Galban (post 1700)



  • Manuel Galbán (1931-2011), Cuban Grammy Award winning guitarist, pianist and arranger

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Galban Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

    The Galban Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galban 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 24 June 2015 at 16:00.

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