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Early Origins of the Gano family

The surname Gano was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Gano family

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Gano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delgavio, Gavio, De Gavio, Gado, Gano, Garo and many more.

Early Notables of the Gano family (pre 1700)

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Gano Ranking

In the United States, the name Gano is the 16,537th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Gano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Gano, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Dn Nicolas Gano, who arrived in New Orleans in 1827
  • Dn Nicolas Gano, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 [2]
  • Meier Gano, who arrived in New York in 1893
  • Selde Gano, who arrived in New York in 1893

Contemporary Notables of the name Gano (post 1700) +

  • James M. Gano, American politician, Representative from New York 12th District, 1886 [3]
  • Howard H. Gano Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 148th District, 2008 [3]
  • George E. Gano, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1932 [3]
  • Alan R. Gano, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 2nd District, 2003 [3]
  • Stephen Gano Burbridge (1831-1894), nicknamed the "Butcher of Kentucky," an American Union Major General during the American Civil War
  • Gano Grills, American actor

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook