Gallo Family History
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Gallo Name Meaning
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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press