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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Italian

Meaning & History

from gonfalone "standard banner" from Old French gonfalon (of ancient Germanic origin) a metonymic occupational name for a standard bearer either in a military context or as the officer of a guild responsible for carrying the banner in religious processions. It was also a title borne by mayors of the Florentine republic and by other magistrates designated more specifically as gonfalonieri di giustizia "officers of justice" gonfalonieri della chiesa "officers of the church" etc.
Added 5/20/2023 by Paradiso36