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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Candiotti family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. 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 surname Candiotti is a name for a person who derives their name from the word Candido, which means candid, white, innocent.

Candiotti Early Origins



The surname Candiotti was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where the Candelori family of Naples, was one of the more ancient families of the city.

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Candiotti Spelling Variations


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Candiotti Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Candiotti include Candelori, Candilori, Candelora, Candilora, Candelsi, Candelaria, Candi, Candia, Candiani, Candiano, Candida, Candidi, Candido and many more.

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Candiotti Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Candiotti Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Silvio Candelsi, a military Captain in Velletri; Milo Candiani was bishop of Turrino and archbishop of Milan and Pavia; Niccolo Candido of Syracuse was an owner of two large feuds in the 13th century; Bernardo Candiani was bishop of Asti and...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Candiotti:

Candiotti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pio Luigi Candiotti, aged 24, who arrived in America from Rimina, in 1902
  • Alfredo Candiotti, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Massimo Candiotti, aged 19, who arrived in America from Italy, in 1912
  • Ettore Candiotti, aged 16, who arrived in America from Pescaglia, Italy, in 1913
  • Sultana Candiotti, aged 25, who arrived in America from Kalipolie, Turkey, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Candiotti (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Candiotti (post 1700)



  • Susan Jo Candiotti (b. 1953), American journalist, national correspondent for CNN
  • Thomas Caesar Candiotti (1957-1983), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 to 1999

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Candiotti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Candiotti 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 February 2014 at 14:22.

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