Surnames Gallo, Galli, Galletti, Gallini, Galloni, Gallone, Gallucci, Gallelli, Gallaccio
Gallo derived from the Latin gallus, meaning “rooster”, Rooster was often used as a nickname for a proud person, especially with an “arrogant” or vain attitude. It may also have been used to describe someone with other attributes commonly attributed to a rooster, such as a strong voice, elegant dress.
Gallo may also have originated as a name for someone from France or Gaul (Latin Gallus), or from place names particularly common in southern Italy such as Gallo (FE), Gallo Bolognese (BO), Gallo Grinzane (CN), Gallo di Petriano (PS) and Gallo di Tagliacozzo (AQ). The most important example is Gallo Matese in the Italian province of Caserta.
The surname may also have spread thanks to the cult of San Gallo, an Irish monk.
Galli, Galletti, Gallini, Galloni, Gallone, Gallucci, Gallelli, Gallaccio