Cicco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Cicco 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 Cicco family
The surname Cicco 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.
Important Dates for the Cicco family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cicco research. Another 26 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1493, 1673, 1686, 1623, 1751, 1780 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Cicco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cicco 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 Cicco 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 Cicco 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...
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Cicco migration to the United States
Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cicco were among those contributors:
Cicco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dominick Cicco, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894
- Dominick Cicco, who was naturalized in Arkansas in 1894
- Dominick Cicco, who landed in Arkansas in 1894 
Cicco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Nicola Orlando Cicco, who was naturalized in Iowa between the years 1866-1943
- Nicola Orlando Cicco, who arrived in Iowa sometime between 1866 and 1943
- Joe Cicco, who settled in Iowa sometime between 1866 and 1943
Contemporary Notables of the name Cicco (post 1700)
- Bobby Di Cicco (b. 1955), American actor
- Dennis di Cicco (b. 1950), American amateur astronomer who has discovered numerous asteroids
- Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (b. 1949), Italian-Canadian poet
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