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The noble Spanish family name Cigales, is classified as being of nickname origin. In this particular instance, the surname Cigales is derived from the Italian term "cicala," taken from the Latin "cicada," meaning "cigarra" (grasshopper). Thus, the surname Cigales or Cigala was probably given to a rather small or boisterous person.

Cigales Early Origins



The surname Cigales was first found in the province of Valencia, in the eastern region of the Iberian peninsula. The earliest reference to the family name Cigales is from Italy where Andrís Cicala was executed for attempting to take the life of Emperor Federico.

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Cigales Spelling Variations


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Cigales Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cigala, Sigala, Cigales, Sicaria and others.

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Cigales Early History


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Cigales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cigales research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Cigales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cigales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cigales Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cigales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Cigales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cigales 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 March 2014 at 15:52.

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