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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."

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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.

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


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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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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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  • Nadia Gaona, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
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    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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