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The noble surname Gaona is of Spanish descent, and is believed to be of toponymic origin. Toponymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from a particular place name near which the original bearer lived or held land. Thus, the surname Gaona means one from Gauna/Gaona. The place name Gauna is derived from the contraction of the Basque words "ge-una(tu)" meaning "energetic" or "not tired."

Gaona Early Origins



The surname Gaona was first found in the district of Vitoria (Alava,) in the Basque Country. The earliest references to the surname Gaona is a record of Casilda de Gaona and Marcos Gaona.

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Gaona Spelling Variations


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Gaona Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guana, Gaonas and others.

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Gaona Early History


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Gaona Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaona research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaona History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaona Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaona Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaona 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:

Gaona Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Gabriel De Gaona who arrived in Peru in 1569
  • Diego De Gaona who came to New Spain in 1590
  • Miguel De Gaona who emigrated to Peru in 1596 with his wife, Maria de Alpedrete de Gaona, and his son

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaona (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaona (post 1700)



  • Nadia Gaona, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008

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Gaona Family Crest Products


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Gaona Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Gaona Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaona 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.

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