Galve History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Galve, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Galve, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Galve is a habitation name, which is a type of local surname that is derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Early Origins of the Galve family
The surname Galve was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Important Dates for the Galve family
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Galve Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallego, Gallegos and others.
Early Notables of the Galve family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Fernando Gallego (c.1440-1507), a Spanish painter, his art is generally regarded as Hispano- Flemish in style, who decorated many churches in the regions of Leon and Extremadura...
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Migration of the Galve family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro Gallegos, one of the conquistadors of New Granada. He founded the city of San Bonifacio de Ibagué in 1550. Other migrants included Alonso Gallego, who sailed to America in 1512.