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

Similar surnames: Galla, Mallo, Tallo, Gall, Gullo, Galler, Palla, Galbo, Ballo, Galli

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Gallo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gallo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gallo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gallo Family Origin

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Gallo Family Occupations

What did your Gallo ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gallo occupation in the UK was Restaurant Keeper. 100% of Gallo's were Restaurant Keepers.

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  • Restaurant Keeper


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Gallo Historical Records

What Gallo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Gallo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Gallo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Gallo. For the veterans among your Gallo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gallo Life Expectancy

What is the average Gallo lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gallo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gallo in 1943 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gallo ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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