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The surname Gora is a patronymic surname derived from the personal name Gregorein, which means to be awake or watchful.

Gora Early Origins



The surname Gora was first found in the 13th century, when the Gregorio family was recognized as nobility in Sicily, Umbria, Modena, Pisa, Arezzo, Terni, Aquila, and Benevento.

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Gora Spelling Variations


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Gora Spelling Variations



Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Gora. These spelling variations include Gregori, Gregoria, Gregorio, Gregor, Grigori, Grigorio, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Gregoli, Gregol, Greguol, Grigoli, Grioli, Grigolo, Grigolli, Gligori, Grivori, De Gregorio, Di Gregorio, De Gregoli, Gregorich, Gregoric, Gregoretti, Gregoletti, Grigoletti, Gregoletto, Gregolet, Gorghetto, Gregorini, Gregorin, Gregolin, Grigolon, Gregorace, Gregoraci, Gregorace, Grigoraci, Gligoraci, Gregoratti, Gregorat, Grigolato, Gorgatto, Gregorutti, Gori, Gorelli, Gorella, Gorela, Goretti, Gorini, Gorin, Gorioli, Goroni, Gorno, Goracci, Gorasso, Gorassini, Goratti, Goriani and many more.

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Gora Early History


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Gora Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gora research. More information is included under the topic Early Gora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gora Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Annibale Gregori, a 16th century composer from Siena who became the Choirmaster of the Siena Cathedral. Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori of Lucca was a violinist, composer and music theorist during the mid 18th century. The Gregorio family in Sicily was feudal landowner...

Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gora 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



A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Gora:

Gora Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andra Gora, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Helene Gora, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Anna Gora, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1895

Gora Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Iliana Gora, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Audrrej Gora, aged 40, who settled in America from Choznuia, Austria, in 1909
  • Enrico Gora, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Monte Comparti, Italy, in 1909
  • Antoni Gora, aged 30, who landed in America from Wilszbno, Galizia, in 1912
  • Antoni Gora, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Zagornik, Galicia, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gora (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gora (post 1700)



  • John F. Gora, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Sagua la Grande, 1898
  • Agnes Gora, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gora 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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