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The Ciardi surname comes from the personal (first) name Riccardo, which is the Italian cognate of Richard.

Ciardi Early Origins



The surname Ciardi was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized the island in 735 B. C. and Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. The Carthaginians arrived in 410, followed by the Romans. After the decline of Rome, the island was under the power of the Saracens. Then in 1057, Sicily was conquered by the Normans. The time of conquest is said to be Sicily's brightest hour, having made the Sicilians the leading Maritime power in the Mediterranean and King Roger of Sicily one of Europe's greatest kings. 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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Ciardi Spelling Variations


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Ciardi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rizzardi, Riccardi, Riccardo, Ricciardi, Ricciardo, Riccardini, Ricciardella, Rizzardini, Cardini, Cardazzo and many more.

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Ciardi Early History


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Ciardi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ciardi research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1449, 1585, 1639, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Ciardi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ciardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ciardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ciardi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Cardino, who came to Ontario in 1871; Vincenzo Ricciardi, who came to New York, NY in 1893; Giuseppe Ricciardi, who settled in New York, NY in 1893.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ciardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ciardi (post 1700)



  • Mark Thomas Ciardi (b. 1961), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987
  • John Anthony Ciardi (1916-1986), American poet, translator, and etymologist, best known for his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy
  • Albert A. Ciardi, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1954
  • Fabio Cifariello Ciardi (b. 1960), Italian composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music
  • Cesare Ciardi (1818-1877), Italian flautist and composer
  • Emma Ciardi (1879-1933), Italian painter
  • Beppe Ciardi (1875-1932), Italian painter
  • Francesca Ciardi (b. 1954), Italian film actress
  • Guglielmo Ciardi (1842-1917), Italian painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Ciardi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ciardi 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 17 November 2015 at 10:28.

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