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Updated January 17, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian and Spanish : nickname from gallo ‘rooster’ (Latin gallus), given originally to a person with some of the attributes associated with a rooster, as for example a powerful voice or sexual prowess.
  • Italian : from the medieval personal name Gallo (see Gall 2).
  • Italian and Greek (Gallos) : ethnic name for someone from France or Gaul (Latin Gallus).
  • Italian : habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, especially in southern Italy, as for example Gallo Matese in Caserta province.

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