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.
You can see how Gallo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gallo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gallo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gallo family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Gallo's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gallo families in 1840.
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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gallo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gallo. 21% of Gallo men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Gallo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gallo were Barber and Clerk.
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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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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 USA, and how they made the journey – from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.
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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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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.