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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gallego family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Gallego is a name for a person with some of the attributes associated with a bird, such as a fine voice or sexual prowess. The name, which was also very popular in Spain during the Middle Ages, is derived from the Latin word Gallus which means rooster.

Gallego Early Origins



The surname Gallego was first found in northern Italy which today incorporates the provinces of Cremona, Brescia, Pisa and the city of Florence. The earliest records of the surname Gallego date back to Florence, where the Galigai family can be traced to 1039.

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Gallego Spelling Variations


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Gallego Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Gallego include Galli, Gallo, Gall, Gallis, Gallelli, Gallello, Galletti, Galigai, Gallico, Galelei, Galladei, Galeota, Galizzi, Gallego, Gallini, Gallino, Gallucci, Galluccio, Galluzzi, Gallus, Galliussi, Gallozzi, Gallotti, Galloni, Gallone, Gallarini and many more.

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Gallego Early History


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Gallego Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallego research. Another 29 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1497, 1381, 1528, 1576, 1624, 1595, 1671, 1510, 1540, 1564, 1615, 1632, 1590, 1636, 1714, 1737, 1850 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Gallego History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallego Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallego Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Galeota, born in 1497 in Naples, who was a poet and a nobleman. Eighteen members of the Galilei family of Florence became priests between 1381 and 1528. Giulio Cesare la Galla (1576-1624), was Professor of philosophy at the Collegio Romano in Italy. Maria...

Another 258 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallego 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Gallego

Gallego Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Cristóbal Gallego sailed to America in 1510
  • Diego Gallego went to America in 1512
  • Alonso Gallego, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Miguel Gallego to America in 1514
  • Lorenzo Gallego to Hispaniola in 1537
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallego Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Silvestre Gallego, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Cristobal Gallego, who landed in America in 1810
  • Diego Gallego, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Francisco Gallego, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Juan Gallego, who arrived in America in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallego (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallego (post 1700)



  • Mike Gallego, American professional baseball player
  • Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • Ricardo Gallego, Spanish footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gallego Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallego 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 14 March 2016 at 08:40.

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