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Origin and Etymology of Italian surnames: Letter "G"

Surnames starting with:

GABRIELE, GABRIELI, GABRIELLI: From the first name Gabriele, derived from the Hebrew "Gabri'el", consisting of "gabar" = to be strong or "gheber"= man and "Elhoim" = God

GAETANI: From the first name Gaetano

GAGLIARDI, GAGLIARDINI, GAGLIARDO, GAGLIARDONE: From the adjective "gagliardo" = strong, brave, courageous

GALANTE, GALANTI: From the ancient french word "galant" = someone in love or who has fun

GALASSO: From the pre-Latin word "cala" = steep side of the mountain, that gave name to many localities

GALEFFI, GALIFFA, GALIFFO, GALIFI: From the Arab word "halaf" from which "caliph" derives

GALLO, GALLETTI, GALLI, GALLINI, GALLONI, GALLUCCI: Either an ethnic adjective, from the Gauls, a celtic population already present in Italy in Roman times, or a nickname from the animal, to point to an attitude of showing off, being vain, or a lover of too many women.

GARGANO: Family from the area of Gargano, Puglia region

GARIN: From the first name Guarino, derived from the German name "Warino", consisting of "warin" = to protect

GAROFALO, GAROFANO, GAROFFOLO, GAROFOLI, GAROFOLO: From the name and nickname Garofalo; also name of the carnation flower

GASBARRO, GASPARI: From the first name Gaspare, derived from an Iranian word meaning shining

GATTI, GATTO, LO GATTO, GATTINI, GATTULLO, GATTUSO, GATTESCHI: From the word gatto = cat, as someone agile, astute like a cat or simply a lover of this animal.

GAVRILLI: From the first name Gabriele, derived from the Hebrew "Gabri'el", consisting of "gabar" = to be strong or "gheber"= man and "Elhoim" = God

GELMETTI, GELMI, GELMINI: From the first name Guglielmo, derived from the German name consisting of "wilian" = will and "hëlma-" = helmet

GENOVESE: From the name of the town of Genova. To indicate the place the family is originated from

GENTILE, GENTILESCHI, GENTILI, GENTILINI, GENTILOTTI, GENTILUCCI: From the adjective gentile = gentle. In origin with the meaning of noble or to indicate someone that belongs to the same family (Latin gens)

GERBASI, GERVASI, GERVASIO, GERVASONI, GERVASUTTI: From the French name Gervais

GESSANI, GESSAROLI, GESSI: From the name of a place where there is a lot of gypsum; ej: Gessopalena, province of Chieti

GHIELMI: From the first name Guglielmo, derived from the German name consisting of "wilian" = will and "hëlma-" = helmet

GIACALONE, GIACAZ, GIACCAGLI, GIACCAGLIA, GIACCARI, GIACCHERO, GIACCHETTI, GIACCHI, GIACCHIN, GIACCHINI, GIACCO, GIACCONE, GIACCONI, GIACHERO, GIACHETTI, GIACHI, GIACHIN, GIACHINI, GIACHINO, GIACINTO, GIACO, GIACOBAZZI, GIACOBBE, GIACOBBI, GIACOBELLI, GIACOBINI, GIACOBO, GIACOBONE, GIACOBONI, GIACOLONE, GIACOMAZZI, GIACOMAZZO, GIACOMELLI, GIACOMELLO, GIACOMETTI, GIACOMI, GIACOMIN, GIACOMINI, GIACOMINO, GIACOMO, GIACOMONI, GIACOMOZZI, GIACOMUCCI, GIACOMUZZI, GIACON, GIACONI, GIACOPAZZI, GIACOPELLI, GIACOPETTI, GIACOPINI, GIACOPINO, GIACOPO, GIACOPPO, GIACOVANI, GIACOVAZZO, GIACOVELLI: From the first name Giacomo, Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected

GIAMMARCHI, GIAMMARCO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Marco

GIAMMARINARO, GIAMMARINO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Marino

GIAMPIERO, GIAMPIETRI, GIAMPIETRO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Piero or Pietro

GIANCATERINI, GIANCATERINO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Caterino, The name Caterino derives from the female name Caterina, from the Greek adjective "katharos" = puro

GIANCOLA, GIANCOLI: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Cola, abbreviation of Nicola

GIANCRISTOFARI, GIANCRISTOFARO, GIANCRIATOFORO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Cristofaro or Cristoforo

GIANELLA, GIANELLI, GIANETTI, GIANETTO: From the first name Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, derived from the Hebrew meaning merciful God.

GIANFAGNA, GIANFAGNO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and another name derived from the Latin name "Ofinius"

GIANI, GIANINI, GIANINO: From the first name Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, derived from the Hebrew meaning "Merciful God".

GIANMARCO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Marco

GIANMARINARO, GIANMARINO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Marino

GIANNACHI, GIANNAGI, GIANNARELLI, GIANNASSI, GIANNAZZI, GIANNELLA, GIANNELLI, GIANNERINI, GIANNESCHI, GIANNESE, GIANNESI, GIANNETTI, GIANNETTO, GIANNI, GIANNIELLO, GIANNILLO, GIANNINI, GIANNINO, GIANNITI, GIANNITTO, GIANNOLA, GIANNOLI, GIANNONE, GIANNONI, GIANNOTTI, GIANNUZZI, GIANOGLIO, GIANOLA, GIANOLI, GIANOLIO, GIANOTTI, GIANUZZI: From the first name Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, derived from the Hebrew meaning "Merciful God"

GIANSANTE: Consisting of two first names: Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni, and Sante

GIARRIZZO, GIARRUSO: Based on the first name Gianni and Rizzo (curly) or ruso, susso (red)

GIGANTE, GIGANTI, GIGANTINI, GIGANTINO: From the word "gigante" = giant. Used as a nickname, given to a tall person

GILELMI: From the first name Guglielmo, derived from the German name consisting of "wilian" = will and "hëlma-" = helmet

GIOIA, GIOIELLA, GIOIOSA: From the word "gioia" = happiness. Used also with the meaning of jewel. Sometimes derived from the name of a place, from the Latin "iovia" = sacred rock

GIORDANI, GIORDANO: From the first name Giordano, derived from the name of the Jordan river

GIORGESCHI, GIORGETTI, GIORGI, GIORGIANNI, GIORGIELLI, GIORGINI, GIORGINO, GIORGIO, GIORGIONE, GIORGIONI, GIORGIULLI, GIORI, GIORIELLO, GIORIO : From the first name Giorgio, deriving from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer

GIOVANNI: From the first name Giovanni, derived from the Hebrew "Yohanan", consisting of "Yahwè" = God and "hanan" = to be merciful

GIOVINAZZO, GIOVINETTI, GIOVINO: From the ancient name Giovine or Iovine used as nickname or to indicate a young (in italian giovane) person

GISMONDI: From the first name Sigismondo, of German origin, consisting of "sigis" = victory and "munda" = protection

GIUIUSA: From the word "gioia" = happiness. Used also with the meaning of jewel. Sometimes derived from the name of a place, fro the Latin "iovia" = sacred rock

GIULIANA, GIULIANELLI, GIULIANI, GIULIANINI, GIULIANO: From the first name Giuliano, derived from the Latin "Iulius" = sacred to Jupiter

GIURESSI, GIURGEVICH, GIURGIOVICH, GIURI, GIURIALI, GIURIN, GIURINI, GIURISSI, GIURIULO, GIUROVICH: From the first name Giorgio, derived from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer

GIUSE, GIUSEPPE, GIUSI: From the first name Giuseppe, derived from the Hebrew "Yoseph"

GIUSTA, GIUSTARINI, GIUSTETTI, GIUSTI, GIUSTINI, GIUSTINIANO, GIUSTO: From the Latin name "Iustus", derived from the adjective "iustus", giusto = just, fair, lawful

GIZZI, GIZZIO, GIZZO: From the Latin adjective "aegyptius" = black, stranger: probably to indicate descendants of Arab slaves. Also Dr. Masciotta, a historian of Molise, says: "The gypsies that most anciently settled in central Italy, around the year 1000, came from the East and had as their capital the town of Ielsi (in the province of Campobasso) - they were called "Egiptii" meaning they came from the east, and the town was called Gittia or Gyptia. Then they moved from this town and settled in other places in central-southern Italy."

GLAVE: From the word "glave" = swordfish, derived from the Latin "gladius" = sword

GRANATA, GRANATI: From the word melograno = pomegranate

GRANCHELLI, GRANCHELLO: Composed of two words: "gran" (big) amd "chelli" short name for Rustichelli deriving from the Latin "rusticus" = who lives in the country, farmer

GRANDE, GRANDESE, GRANDESSO, GRANDI, GRANDINETTI, GRANDINI, GRANDO, GRANDONI, GRANDOTTO: From the word "grande" = big. It derives from a nickname given to a big person

GRASSI, GRASSANI, GRASSATO, GRASSETTI, GRASSELLINI, GRASSELLI, GRASSIGLI, GRASSILLI, GRASSINI: From the adjective "grasso" = fat

GRAZIA, GRAZIANI, GRAZIOLI, GRAZIOSI, GRAZIOTTI, GRAZIUSO, GRAZZINI: From the first name "Grazia" = Grace nad its male counterpart, Graziano

GRECHI, GRECI, GRECO, GREGO: From the adjective Greek, to indicate someone from Greece or even a smart person

GREGORI, GREGORIO: From the first name Gregorio, deriving from the Greek verb "ghregorein" = to be smart, intelligent

GRIECO: From the adjective Greek, to indicate someone from Greece or even a smart person

GRIGOLI, GRIGOLO, GRIGUOLI, GRIGUOLO: From the first name Gregorio, deriving from the Greek verb "ghregorein" = to be smart, intelligent

GRILLETTI, GRILLI, GRILLINI, GRILLO, GRILLONE: From the medieval nickname Grillo = cricket, to indicate someone that has the same characteristics of the insect

GROSSI, GROSSO: From the adjective "grosso" = fat, big

GUALDIERO, GUALTIERI, GUALTIERO, GUALTIEROTTI: From the German first name Gualtiero, derived from "Waldhari", consisting of "waldaz" = boss, powerful and "harja" = army

GUARINI, GUARINIELLO, GUARINONI: From the first name Guarino, derived from the German name "Warino", consisting of "warin" = to protect

GUERCINI, GUERCIO, GUERCIONI: From the adjective "guercio" = blind, used as a nickname

GUERINI: From the first name Guarino, derived from the German name "Warino", consisting of "warin" = to protect

GUERRA, GUERRANTI, GUERRASIO, GUERRATO, GUERRAZZI, GUERRERA, GUERRESCHI, GUERRI, GUERRIERI, GUERRISI: From the word "guerra" = war. Nickname used for someone that worked in the army or to indicate a warlike people

GUERZI, GUERZONI: From the adjective "guercio" = blind, used as a nickname

GUGLIELMETTI, GUGLIELMI, GUGLIELMINI: From the first name Guglielmo, derived from the German name consisting of "wilian" = will and "hëlma-" = helmet

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