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The surname Cicchetti 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.

Early Origins of the Cicchetti family

The surname Cicchetti was 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.

John of Cicala (died 1216) was Bishop of Cefalù from 1195 until his death, he was a close ally of the Staufer kings Henry VI and Frederick II. He was entrusted with a diplomatic mission to the Ayyubid Sultanate in 1213.

Early History of the Cicchetti family

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Cicchetti Spelling Variations

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 Cicchetti 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.

Early Notables of the Cicchetti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Andrea Ciccione, Italian sculptor and architect born in Naples in the first part of the 15th century; Ludovico Cicognara, who was mayor of Sassuolo in 1493; Antonio Ciccarelli of Foligno was the secretary of Pope Boniface IX during the 16th century; Girolamo Cicala of Lecce was famous for his Latin poetry; Francesco-Bernardino Cicala, also of Lecce, was a talented poet who specialized in tragic works; Vincenzo Ciceri of Como was made count of Cerro around 1673; Carlo Ciceri was made bishop of Alessandria and then in 1686 was made...
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Migration of the Cicchetti family

Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cicchetti 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cicchetti (post 1700) +

  • Private First Class Joseph J Cicchetti (1923-1945), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Aldo Cicchetti, American politician, Mayor of Dover, New Jersey, 1982-92 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook