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Gazzo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Gazzo is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, but the roots of this name may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque language.

Early Origins of the Gazzo family


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

Early History of the Gazzo family


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Gazzo 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.

Early Notables of the Gazzo family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family 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 Gazzo 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gazzo (post 1700)


  • Michael Vincente Gazzo (1923-1995), American Broadway playwright, and film and television actor

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