Maria Gall

1 December 1903–13 September 1995 (Age 91)
Bábonymegyer, Somogy, Hungary

The Life of Maria

When Maria Gall was born on 1 December 1903, in Bábonymegyer, Somogy, Hungary, her father, Joseph Gall, was 26 and her mother, Mária Esztergályos, was 17. She died on 13 September 1995, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91.

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Maria Gall

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    József Gall


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’. In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century. The surname is also found at an early date in Lincolnshire, where it apparently has a Breton origin, having been introduced by Breton followers of the Norman Conquerors.2 French, German, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Danish, etc.: from a personal name (Gallus in Latin) which was widespread in Europe during the Middle Ages, due to the cult of a 7th-century Irish monk and missionary, St. Gall. He established a Christian settlement to the south of Lake Constance, which became the monastery later known as St. Gallen. His name was taken into Czech as Havel and into Polish as Gaweł, the extra syllable being introduced by analogy with Latin Paulus, which yielded Czech Pavel and Polish Paweł.3 Hungarian (Gáll): variant of Gál ( see Gal ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Peter Varga, "Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993"
  • Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980;
  • Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980;

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