Galeano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Galeano. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain 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. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. This surname originally derived from the personal name Galindo which became popular during the Middle Ages. The surname Galeano primarily appeared in Aragon.

Early Origins of the Galeano family

The surname Galeano was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Galeano family

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Galeano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Galindo, Galendo, Galíndez, Galindez and others.

Early Notables of the Galeano family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Beatriz Galindo (1475-1534), lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabella. Beatriz was also a scholar and poet who published a commentary of Aristotle and...
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Galeano Ranking

In the United States, the name Galeano is the 14,910th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Galeano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Galeano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Galeano, who landed in Rio de Is Plata in 1835 [2]
Galeano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Francesco Galeano, aged 33, who landed in America from Naro, Sicily, in 1911
  • Giuseppa Galeano, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Taormina, Sicily, in 1911
  • Guiseppe Galeano, aged 18, who landed in America from Letainni, Italy, in 1913
  • Carmelo Galeano, aged 26, who landed in America from Letainni, Italy, in 1913
  • Antonino Galeano, who immigrated to America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Galeano (post 1700) +

  • José Jaime Galeano (1945-2021), Colombian cyclist who competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Juan Daniel Galeano (b. 1989), Argentine footballer
  • Eduardo Hughes Galeano (b. 1940), Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist
  • Leonel Galeano (b. 1991), Argentine football defender


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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