Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsGallushoff, Galleshoff, Galhoff
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.