The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Galbis. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Galbis is made up of two elements: "Gonzalo," a personal name
thought to be derived from the Visigothic
"Gundesaelf," meaning "battle elf," and "-ez," the Spanish patronymic suffix.
Early Origins of the Galbis family
The surname Galbis was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Galbis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galbis research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1407, 1382, 1407, 1391, 1464, 1503, 1086, 1492, 1612 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Galbis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Galbis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: González, Gonzalez, Gundisalvez, Gonsalviz, Gonzálvez, Gonzalvez, Gonçalve, Gonzales, Gonzalo, Gozalo, Monsalve, Monsabre, Gosalviz, Gosalvez, Goçalez, Gunzáloz, Gunzaloz, Galbis, Gálvez and many more.
Early Notables of the Galbis family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Francesco I Gonzaga (1366-1407), ruler of Mantua from 1382 to 1407, a condottiero, switched his allegiance to Venice
(1391), also to protect his land from the increasing power of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, remembered as the builder of the Castle of San Giorgio, the nucleus of... Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galbis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Galbis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Galbis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ricardo Galbis, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1870 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)