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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Galontes family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Galontes surname derives from the Old French word "galer," which meant "to enjoy oneself;" and as such was a nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person.

Galontes Early Origins



The surname Galontes was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat.

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Galontes Early History


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Galontes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galontes research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1646 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Galontes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galontes Spelling Variations


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Galontes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Gallante, Gallont, Galant, Gallantes, Galante, Galantes, Gallonte, Gallontes, Galonte, Galontes, Callant, Callantes, Callante, Callont, Calant, Calante, Calantes, Callonte, Callontes, Calonte, Calontes, Galland, Galand, Galen, Gallen, Galande, Gallande, Galandes, Gallandes, Galland and many more.

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Galontes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galontes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galontes 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Gallant, who arrived in New England in 1634; Daniell Gallant, who settled in Virginia in 1663-1679; Glode Gallant, who came to Virginia in 1649.

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