nickname origin. In this particular instance, the surname Cigalez is derived from the Italian term "cicala," taken from the Latin "cicada," meaning "cigarra" (grasshopper). Thus, the surname Cigalez or Cigala was probably given to a rather small or boisterous person.
Early Origins of the Cigalez family
Valencia, in the eastern region of the Iberian peninsula. The earliest reference to the family name Cigalez is from Italy where Andrís Cicala was executed for attempting to take the life of Emperor Federico.
Early History of the Cigalez family
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Cigalez Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cigala, Sigala, Cigales, Sicaria and others.
Early Notables of the Cigalez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cigalez 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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