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This surname was first recorded in 1417 on the Militia Roster as Gaudixi. in 1781, Francesco Gauci was made a Baron by Grand Master De Rohan.

From the Siculo-Arabic al-gawdisi, eventually becoming Għawdxi in Maltese, and refers to "a native of Gozo". A more tentative connection could be to the Arabic awwâdji, meaning "ivory dealer".

The three stars are a symbol of the Catholic faith, whilst the tower and azure field both signify spiritual strength.

An image linked to a dedicated page about the Maltese surname Gauci. Also known as Gauċi.
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