Ciriello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ciriello family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Ciriello is a nickname type of surname for a person who was bold or shameless. Further research showed the name was derived from the Spanish word "carrillo," which means cheek.
Early Origins of the Ciriello family
The surname Ciriello was first found in Castile, one of the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Ciriello family
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Ciriello Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carrillo, Carriello, Carillo, Carril, Cariello and others.
Early Notables of the Ciriello family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century prelate Alonso Carrillo; Luis de Carrillo y Sotomayor, sixteenth century poet, literary critic and galley captain; Maria Barbara Carillo (1625-1721), burned at the stake for heresy during the Spanish Inquisition; she is believed to be the oldest person executed during the Inquisition at the age of 95 or 96; seventeenth...
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Migration of the Ciriello family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Carrillo, who sailed to Cartagena in 1534; Gonzalo Carrillo, to Panama in 1535; Juan Carrillo, to Dominican Republic in 1535; Pedro Carrillo de Guzmá.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ciriello (post 1700) +
- Chris Ciriello, Australian three-time gold and bronze medalist field hockey player
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