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Where does the surname Gaytan come from?

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January 07, 2012 2:04AM

The surname Gaytan comes from Gaetano, a family from Gaeta, a place in Lazio, Italy. The word means port. That family later migrated to different parts of the world like Spain, where it was changed to Gaitan, and it is believed that Gaytan is another version of the name. It was also spread to other places all over Europe: Gaitani, Gaitanis, Caetano, Cayetano, Gaetan, even Gates has been implied.
Lazio, Italy and it eventually migrated to Spain an other parts if Europe