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The name Goglia, like many surnames is derived from a personal name that was in use before surnames began to be used. The original personal name, Gagliardo, was composed of the Germanic elements "gail," meaning "joyous" and "hard" meaning "brave."

Goglia Early Origins



The surname Goglia was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis.) Former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy, it is now the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Istanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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.

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Goglia Spelling Variations


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Goglia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagliani, Gagliano, Gagglianno, Gaggliani and many more.

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Goglia Early History


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Goglia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goglia research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1582 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Goglia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goglia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goglia Early Notables (pre 1700)



By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goglia 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:

Goglia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Domenico Goglia, aged 27, who settled in America from Acena, in 1900
  • Egisto Goglia, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Solopaca, in 1901
  • Candida Goglia, aged 40, who settled in America from Patonaco, in 1905
  • Antonio Goglia, aged 33, who landed in America from Vitulano, in 1906
  • Antonio Goglia, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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