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Where did the Italian Cilenti family come from? What is the Italian Cilenti family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cilenti family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cilenti family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cilento, Cilenti, Ciliento, Ciliendo, Celentano, Celentani and many more.
First found in Bari in Apulia. Capital city of Bari. Contains the Cathedral of S.Sabino begun in 1034. In Roman times it was the junction between the coast road and Via Traiana. Its harbor is mentioned back in 180 B.C. It was a crusader town occupied by the Norman Robert Guiscard in 1071. It later acquired prosperity under Frederick II. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alessandro Cilento, aged 12, who arrived at Ellis Island from Serramezzano, Italy, in 1921; Angela Cilento, aged 2, who arrived at Ellis Island from Vico Equense, in 1906.
The Cilenti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cilenti 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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