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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 in Germany, and was likely transformed into a surname during the late 11th century.

Galuska Early Origins



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.

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Galuska Spelling Variations


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Galuska 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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Galuska Early History


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Galuska Early History



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.

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Galuska Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galuska Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Galuska Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galuska 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 18 August 2014 at 11:25.

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