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Where did the Italian Galluzzo family come from? What is the Italian Galluzzo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Galluzzo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Galluzzo family history?

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


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 Galluzzo 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.

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 Galluzzo date back to Florence, where the Galigai family can be traced to 1039.


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


Another 599 words (43 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galluzzo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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

Galluzzo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Galluzzo, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Galluzzo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Galluzzo, aged 21, who landed in America from Italy, in 1900
  • Antonina Galluzzo, aged 38, who emigrated to America from Albera, in 1906
  • Antonina Galluzzo, aged 30, who landed in America from Vicari, Sicily, in 1906
  • Accurzia Galluzzo, aged 26, who landed in America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1910
  • Angelo Galluzzo, aged 33, who landed in America from Aragona, Sicily, in 1910


  • Andrea Claudio Galluzzo (b. 1969), Italian writer, historian and journalist
  • Giuseppe Galluzzo (b. 1960), Italian professional football coach and a former player


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The Galluzzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galluzzo 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.

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