The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Galiana. 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 Galiana primarily appeared in Aragon.
Early Origins of the Galiana family
The surname Galiana was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Galiana family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galiana research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1475 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Galiana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Galiana Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Galindo, Galendo, Galíndez, Galindez and others.
Early Notables of the Galiana 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galiana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
^ 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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