Last name: Gallardo

This interesting name is one of the many variant spellings of the original surname 'Galhard', which itself derives from either of two possible sources. Firstly, it may come from the pre 5th century a.d. Old German and Anglo-Saxon compound personal name "Gailhard" with the elements 'gail' meaning joyful and 'hard', strong and brave or secondly it may be from the later Norman- French "Gaillart", the meaning being the same. The surname appears in Spain as 'Gallardo' and in Italy as 'Gagliardi' as well as other spellings, but all have the same roots. It is recorded as "Gaylordus" in the English Patent Rolls of 1206, and later in 1295 as Geylard. Other recordings include Alexander Galyard in the Register of the Freemen of York in 1426, whilst in the New World of the Americas, Joseph Segovia Gallardo is recorded at Asuncion, Districto Federal, Mexico, on November 26th 1662, and in California John Wesley Gallardo, was born at Alameda on March 27th 1884. The coat of arms has the very distinctive blazon of a black field charhged with a silver fleur de lis. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert Gaylord, which was dated 1125, in the charters of England known as the "Close Rolls", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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My maternal grandmother's maiden last name was Gallardo....she was super happy when I actually married a Gallardo. I really like this name.....if I ever get a divorce I'm keeping it!

My last name is Gallardo. It came from my father, who's great-grandparents were from Originally from Spain, and my father born in Mexico.

Felipe Abel Ruben Gallardo
my family came from Guanajuato,Mexico the Gallardo name came frm my gramps and we were the original S.F.Valley Gallardo Family in LA in Northridge... my grandpa would like to get re connected to his cousins in Guanajuato and im trying to make that possible... any one close for help?

i have my Grandpas last name which i love we originate frm Guanajuato,Mexico and moved to el paso then to the San Fernando Valle in LA county back back in the days my grandpa was the original Gallardo Family here... my grandpa wished to reconnect with his cousins in Guanajuato...any Help would be greatly appreciated

Gerardo Gallardo
My father's name Francisco Gallardo born in 1917. I know that he has roots in Guanajuato, Mexico. My grandfather Jose Gallardo. good to see all these Gallardos, and interesting to see many have roots in Guanajuato. I live in Los Angeles Ca. saludos!

Mark Gallardo
I'm also a Gallardo. I'm Filipino but I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.

I am Gallardo because of my father Jose Sixto Gallardo which lived in Wilmington California until he died in 1975 which was the year I was born. I wish I would know more about where this last name came from, my mom says Spain but I want to trace it back as for as possible to be able to leave more information for my kids and their future generations. Grandparents were from San Luis Potosi Mexico on both sides of my family

Jose Gallaro
I am a Gallardo through my father. We originate from Ahualulco de mercardo, Jalisco mex.

I am a Gallardo thru my Daddy .... I would really love to meet a man with the same last name , but not related to me! ! So I wouldn't have to change it...... I'm really proud of my last name.

I'm a Gallardo thanks to dear Dad who was born and raised in Pajacuaran, Michoacan, Mexico. What a strong name! Fun that Lamborghini named one of their cars after it.

Juan Gallardo
Both my parents Are from Jiquilpan, Michoacan i Am proud of been Gallardo because it Means joyful, and Brave that is exactly how me And My People Are... y puro Michoacan !!!!


my dad was born in Aguascalientes mexico and one of my dads grandfather was a Mexican indian