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The distinguished German surname Galusha is derived from the Celtic word "Gallus," meaning "foreigner, stranger." During the Middle Ages, the name was popular throughout Europe in various forms due to the fame of St. Gall, a 7th century Irish monk. "Galusha" was initially bestowed as a personal name in Germany, and was likely transformed into a surname during the late 11th century.

Galusha Early Origins



The surname Galusha was first found in various regions of Germany. The surname emerged independently in the regions of Bavaria, Pomerania, Silesia, and Oldenburg, creating several branches of the family as early as the 13th century. The young Galusha family was instrumental during this early period, each branch playing a major role in the development of medieval German society in its particular region.

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Galusha Spelling Variations


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Galusha Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gall, Gallus, Gaul, Gaw, Galuska, Galusha, Galuscha, Galluska, Gallusha, Galle, Kala, Kalis and many more.

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Galusha Early History


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Galusha Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galusha research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1601, 1650, 1812, 1815, 1846, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Galusha History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galusha Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galusha Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galusha 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: Rosina Galle, a Moravian who came to New York in 1749; Benedictus Galle, who settled in Philadelphia in 1764; Lorenz Kalis, who immigrated to Brazil in 1826.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Galusha (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Galusha (post 1700)



  • Jonas Galusha (1753-1834), American politician, 6th and 8th Governor of Vermont (1809-1813) and (1815-1820)
  • Elon Galusha (1790-1856), American lawyer and Baptist preacher, son of Jonas Galusha
  • Eugene B. "Gene" Galusha (1941-2008), American narrator who worked for PBS, ESPN, Court TV, Discovery Channel, A&E, ABC, The Learning Channel and NFL Films
  • Jonas Galusha (1753-1834), American politician, Member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1793-98, 1801-05; Justice of Vermont State Supreme Court, 1807-08; Governor of Vermont, 1809-13, 1815-20
  • A. Galusha, American politician, Secretary of State of Nebraska, 1905-07
  • Kerry Galusha (b. 1977), Canadian curling skip from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories who has made 11 appearances at the Scott Tournament of Hearts ("Scotties")

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Galusha Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galusha 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 11 February 2016 at 12:53.

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