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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gallon 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 Gallon 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.

Gallon Early Origins



The surname Gallon 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 Gallon date back to Florence, where the Galigai family can be traced to 1039.

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Gallon Spelling Variations


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Gallon Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Gallon 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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Gallon Early History


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Gallon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallon 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 Gallon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallon 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 Gallon 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 a number of early immigrants bearing the name Gallon were found:

Gallon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Gallon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1795

Gallon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Gallon, aged 40, arrived in Philadelphia in 1803
  • Jane Gallon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844
  • Bernade Gallon, aged 18, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847

Gallon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Gallon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallon (post 1700)



  • Keith "Tiny" Gallon (b. 1991), American professional basketball player
  • Jeremy Jermaine Gallon (b. 1990), American football wide receiver and return specialist
  • Mattia Gallon (b. 1992), Italian professional footballer
  • Johan Gallon (b. 1978), French professional former footballer
  • Gary Thomas Gallon (1945-2003), Canadian environmental activist and policy advisor
  • Thomas "Tom" Heaton Gallon (1886-1912), Canadian track and field athlete at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Tom Gallon (1866-1914), British playwrite and novellist
  • Jean Gallon (1878-1959), French composer, choir conductor, and music educator
  • Noël Gallon (1891-1966), French composer and music educator

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gallon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallon 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 8 August 2016 at 05:03.

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