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.
Early Origins of the Cigales family
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.
Early History of the Cigales family
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Cigales Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cigala, Sigala, Cigales, Sicaria and others.
Early Notables of the Cigales family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cigales 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.
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