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The surname Cicci 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.
The surname Cicci was first found in Perugia (Latin: Perusia), the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the Tiber River, capital of the province of Perugia. Perusia took part in a rebellion in 295 B.C. and was reduced with the exceptions of the temples Vulcan and Juno. In the 9th century A.D. the city was a papal territory but remained true to the Guelphs. In the 15th century it was the center of the Baglioni family. It was visited by earthquakes in 1832,38 and 1854. It was united to Piedmont in 1860 under the Kingdom of Italy. The city is rich in churches, museums and galleries. 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cicci, Cichi, Cicco, Cicchi, Ciccolo, Cicchitto, Cicchino, Cicchetto, Cicchello, D'Accico, Daccico and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cicci research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1053, 1700, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Cicci History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cicci Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicola Orlando Cicco, who arrived in Iowa sometime between 1866 and 1943; Joe Cicco, who came to Iowa sometime between 1866 and 1943; Ginvanne Cucci, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906.
The Cicci Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cicci 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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