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Where did the Italian Chirico family come from? What is the Italian Chirico family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chirico family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chirico family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chirico, Chirici, Chirco, Chiriaco, Quirico, Quilici, De Chirico, Chirichello, Chirichella, Chiricallo, Chirchietti and many more.
First found in Calabria, a province at the southern tip of Italy which, though not on the island of Sicily was part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. The name is frequently found in other parts of the south of Italy, though some members of the family did move further north. Those that remained in the south kept the southern suffix "-o," while those that moved north adopted the northern convention of ending their name in "-i." Many surnames were taken from the occupation of the person who first took the name. This name is one such name, coming from the Italian word "chierico," meaning "altar boy."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chirico research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1420 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Chirico History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chirico Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chirico Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Chirico Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Chirico Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chirico Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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