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The surname Ciccarella came from the personal name Cicco, which is found in southern Italy and the Venetian region as a popular and affectionate form of the name Francesco.
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Ciccarella include Cicco, Cicchi, De Cicco, D'Accico, Daccico, Cicchello, Cicchelli, Cicchella, Ciccarello, Ciccarelli, Ciccarella, Ciccariello, Cicchetto, Cicchetti, Cicchitto, Cicchino, Cicchini, Ciccolo, Ciccolino, Ciccolini, Coccolone, Coccoloni, Ciccolella, Ciccotto, Ciccotti, Ciccotta, Cicconi, Ciccone, Ciccaglione, Ciccaglioni, Ciccalotti, Ciccarese, Ciccaresi, Ciccarino, Ciccarini, Ciccarone, Ciccaroni, Cichetti, Cicutto, Cicala, Cicconetti, Cicalotti, Ciceri, Cicero, Cicera, Cicinelli, Cicogna, Ciconi and many more.
First found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont.) Earliest records date back to the year 1112, when Pompeo Cicala was a valiant soldier in the city of Genoa.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ciccarella research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1493, 1673, 1686, 1623, 1751, 1780 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Ciccarella History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 311 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ciccarella Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ciccarella were among those contributors: Liberato Diciocco, age 27, who arrived at New York on Dec. 20, 1882, aboard the "Italia"; Bernardo Cichero, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1855.
The Ciccarella Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ciccarella 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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