Cicero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Cicero 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 Cicero family

The surname Cicero 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.

Early History of the Cicero family

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Cicero 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 Cicero 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 Cicero 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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Cicero Ranking

In the United States, the name Cicero is the 15,558th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Cicero migration to the United States +

Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cicero were among those contributors:

Cicero Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Cicero, who landed in Virginia in 1722 [2]
Cicero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Antonio Cicero, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847 [2]
  • Man Cicero, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cicero (post 1700) +

  • Noah Cicero (b. 1980), American novelist, short-story writer, and poet
  • Joseph Francis Cicero (1910-1983), American Major League Baseball backup outfielder
  • David John Cicero (b. 1970), American singer and keyboardist
  • Michael J. Cicero, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 4th District, 1964 [3]
  • Frank Cicero Jr. (b. 1935), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 1st District, 1969-70; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [3]
  • Andrea Lo Cicero Vaina (b. 1976), Italian rugby union footballer
  • Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu (1970-2016), German jazz and pop musician
  • Raúl Cicero (1926-1960), Mexican fencer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu (b. 1970), German jazz musician
  • William Cicero Hammer (1865-1930), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Asheboro, North Carolina, 1895-99; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1921-30 [4]

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook