The noble Spanish family name Cigala, is classified as being of nickname
origin. In this particular instance, the surname Cigala is derived from the Italian term "cicala," taken from the Latin "cicada," meaning "cigarra" (grasshopper). Thus, the surname Cigala or Cigala was probably given to a rather small or boisterous person.
Early Origins of the Cigala family
The surname Cigala was first found in the province of Valencia
, in the eastern region of the Iberian peninsula. The earliest reference to the family name Cigala is from Italy where Andrís Cicala was executed for attempting to take the life of Emperor Federico.
Early History of the Cigala family
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Cigala Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Cigala family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cigala family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Franceso Sigalla who arrived in Philadelphia in 1846; and Jose Cigale who settled in Indiana in 1892.