The distinguished German surname Galuska 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. "Galuska" was initially bestowed as a personal name
, and was likely transformed into a surname during the late 11th century.
Early Origins of the Galuska family
The surname Galuska 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 Galuska family was instrumental during this early period, each branch playing a major role in the development of medieval German society in its particular region.
Early History of the Galuska family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galuska 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 Galuska History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Galuska Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gall, Gallus, Gaul, Gaw, Galuska, Galusha, Galuscha, Galluska, Gallusha, Galle, Kala, Kalis and many more.
Early Notables of the Galuska family (pre 1700)
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galuska Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Galuska family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Galuska Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Asher Galuska, who arrived in Canada in 1841