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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. gal-is-hoff(Upper German, Austrian German)  [key]
Other Forms FormsGallushoff, Galleshoff, Galhoff

Meaning & History

Derived from the ancient Roman name Gallus, meaning "rooster" in Latin. Hoff meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name Galishoff which has been modified over the millennia. Gal was an Irish saint who fled to Switzerland. Gal was used in many names after Saint Gal fled in 15th century.
Added 4/14/2015 by Duetchland Society
Edited 1/31/2023 by Mike C and Beautiful Victory