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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gullo family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Gullo is a name for a person with some of the attributes associated with a bird, such as a fine voice or sexual prowess. The name, which was also very popular in Spain during the Middle Ages, is derived from the Latin word Gallus which means rooster.

Gullo Early Origins



The surname Gullo was first found in northern Italy which today incorporates the provinces of Cremona, Brescia, Pisa and the city of Florence. The earliest records of the surname Gullo date back to Florence, where the Galigai family can be traced to 1039.

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Gullo Spelling Variations


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Gullo Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Gullo include Galli, Gallo, Gall, Gallis, Gallelli, Gallello, Galletti, Galigai, Gallico, Galelei, Galladei, Galeota, Galizzi, Gallego, Gallini, Gallino, Gallucci, Galluccio, Galluzzi, Gallus, Galliussi, Gallozzi, Gallotti, Galloni, Gallone, Gallarini and many more.

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Gullo Early History


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Gullo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gullo research. Another 29 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1497, 1381, 1528, 1576, 1624, 1595, 1671, 1510, 1540, 1564, 1615, 1632, 1590, 1636, 1714, 1737, 1850 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Gullo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gullo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gullo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Galeota, born in 1497 in Naples, who was a poet and a nobleman. Eighteen members of the Galilei family of Florence became priests between 1381 and 1528. Giulio Cesare la Galla (1576-1624), was Professor of philosophy at the Collegio Romano in Italy. Maria...

Another 258 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gullo 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Gullo

Gullo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aloisio Gullo, aged 29, who landed in America from Chanreale, Sicily, in 1907
  • Alfio Gullo, aged 18, who settled in America from Linguaglossa, Sicily, in 1910
  • Andrus Gullo, aged 27, who settled in America from Monuale, Palermo, in 1910
  • Andrea Gullo, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from S. Agata, Sicily, in 1912
  • Angela Gullo, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Montemaggiore, Palermo, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gullo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gullo (post 1700)



  • Robert Gullo (b. 1965), American president and founder of Electronics Design Group
  • Fausto Gullo (1887-1974), Italian politician and Minister of Justice from 1946 to 1947

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. 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. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

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