Chirico History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Chirico family

The surname Chirico was 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."

Early History of the Chirico family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chirico research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1420 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Chirico History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chirico Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chirico, Chirici, Chirco, Chiriaco, Quirico, Quilici, De Chirico, Chirichello, Chirichella, Chiricallo, Chirchietti and many more.

Early Notables of the Chirico family (pre 1700)

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United States Chirico migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chirico Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Giuseppe and Raffaele Chirico, who arrived in New York City in 1893 aboard a ship from Genoa Italy
  • Agostino Chirico, aged 14, who settled in America from Casteluozzone, in 1898
Chirico Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Niccolo and Joseph Chirico were naturalized in Clarion County, Pennsylvania in 1900
  • Angelo Raffaele Chirico, aged 18, who settled in America from Sessa Cilento, Salerno, in 1909
  • Aniello Chirico, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Futani, Italy, in 1910
  • Amello Chirico, aged 22, who landed in America from Mezzano, Italy, in 1910
  • Anna Chirico, aged 4, who settled in America from Angri, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Chirico (post 1700) +

  • Louisa Chirico (b. 1996), American tennis player, ranked world number 405 in 2013
  • Cosimo Chiricò (b. 1991), Italian footballer
  • Giacomo Di Chirico (1844-1883), Italian Neapolitan artist
  • Federico Chirico (b. 1989), Italian football defender
  • Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), pre-Surrealist and later Surrealist Italian painter
  • Marcelo Chirico (b. 1992), Uruguayan gold medalist equestrian and show jumping competitor at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics


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