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The noble Spanish family name Cigalez, is classified as being of 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.

Cigalez Early Origins



The surname Cigalez was first found in the province of 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.

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Cigalez Spelling Variations


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Cigalez Spelling Variations



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

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Cigalez Early History


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Cigalez Early History



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

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Cigalez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cigalez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cigalez 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Cigalez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cigalez 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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