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The Gassia surname is an old Portuguese patronymic surname, derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Gassia is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, the roots of which may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque language.

Early Origins of the Gassia family


The surname Gassia was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.

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Early History of the Gassia family

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Early History of the Gassia family


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Gassia Spelling Variations

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Gassia Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Garcia, García, Garsea, Garsía, Garsia, Garcies, Guarsea, Guarseas, Garsías, Garsias, Gassía, Gassia, Garci, Garcés, Garces, Garcíaz, Garciaz, Garséaz, Garseaz, Gasset, Garcet, Gracía, Gracia and many more.

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Early Notables of the Gassia family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gassia family (pre 1700)


Prominent members of the family include were Count García of Navarre (d. 857), García I, king of Leon from 910-914, and García I of Navarre, who ruled 925-970. King García IV ruled Navarre from 1134-1150. Also of note were Gil Garcíez Dazagra, knight of the order of Santiago, Diego García de...
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Migration of the Gassia family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gassia family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alejo García, who arrived in the New World in 1528 and explored Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Lope García de Castro was Governor of Peru in the 1560s. Bartolomé García de Nodal, a Captain of the Armada, and his brother Gonzalo charted the Straits of Magellan. Martín García Oñez was a soldier, conquistador, Corregidor of Peru and Governor of Chile at the end of the sixteenth century. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Catalina, who emigrated to Venezuela in 1561.

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