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    Hi you all, I'm very curious to know more about my family. I am from Spain, Catalonia and My father's side came from Valencia their surname is "Gaya" there are some variatons in SPain as; Gayá, today is considereded a catalan-aragonese surname because is common on Catalonia, Balears and Valencia. We don't know about the sardinian Gayas --if they exist--

    But they say in two different webs that the origin is from Sardinia;


    https://www.blasonari.net/apellido.php?id=2191


    This lineage is originally from the island of Sardinia. In Catalonia there were families of this last name with lines in Valencia. There are different houses of Gaya in Spain. From very remote centuries it was known and very considered.

    https://www.heraldrysinstitute.com/l...Ba/idc/626168/


    This surname had solar houses in Bielsa (Huesca), its owners Guillem de Gaya, Johan de Gaya and Miguel de Gaya, documented in the Aragonese Fogueration of 1495; in Bordils (Girona), cited in the 16th century, and on the island of Sardinia.



    In the province of Barcelona there is a place called Gayá, which may be related to this lineage.

    They passed to Argentina, Ecuador, the Philippines, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

    Estanislao Gaya Sanz Lluis y Rubi, a native of Tortosa (Tarragona), tested his blood cleansing to serve as Supernumerary Secretary and Official Minister of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Valencia in 1789.

    Originally from the island of Sardinia was Pedro Francisco Gaya Cavitchudo, a native of Sardinia, who obtained by Royal ID dated in Madrid on April 1, 1643, the privilege of a Knight granted by King Don Felipe IV, ordering his Viceroy in Sardinia , that armed Knight, as he did in the city of Saller.


    How can I get more information? Thank you!
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    Genealogy, maybe?

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    Hi, in Sardinia exists the surname Gaias, plural, not Gaia or Gaya with Y. It's not very widespread, I've heard it few times.

    https://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-co...italiani/GAIAS
    https://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-co...GAIAS/SARDEGNA
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    Might have some origin in the Greco Roman "Gaia". Might have a connection to the surname Goya in Spain

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    According to Sardinian dictionaries the word "Gaia" is a part of a dress or a shirt. Like the two tips at the bottom of some kind of shirt, or at the back of certain jackets.

    According to the etymology is derived from the ancient Germanic "gairo, gaira" (spear), and arrived in Sardinia through Latin.

    Gaira -> Gaia = spear -> tip

    see picture : (The two tips at the bottom of the shirt in Sardinian language are called "sas gaias")
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