Cimino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Cimino is thought to be a local name; that is, a surname derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signified emigration from one place to another, but did not necessarily denote nobility. The Cimino family most likely took on this surname from the city of Como, in Lombardy. The name Como is also thought to have been a shortened form of the name Giacomo, the Italian equivalent to James.

Early Origins of the Cimino family

The surname Cimino was first found in at Como, a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy, the administrative capital of the Province of Como. It was originally a Roman colony, was home to Bishop Saint Felix of Como (d. ca. 390 AD,) and later became an independent commune. The first of the name on record appears to be Elia Como of Padua province, who was the mayor of Castelbardo in 1489.

Early History of the Cimino family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cimino research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1507, 1550, 1606 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Cimino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cimino Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Como, Comi, Comello, Comelli, Comèl, Comellini, Comelini, Comellato, Comiti, Comitti, Comici, Cominazzo, Cuomo, Cometto, Cometti, Comino, Comini, Comotti, Comolli and many more.

Early Notables of the Cimino family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Girolamo Comi, a painter born in Modena in 1507, whose works can still be seen today in London, Milan, and around Italy; Antonio Cometto and Domenico Benedetto Cometto, brothers and prominent architects from Ticino, around 1550; Leonardo...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cimino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cimino migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cimino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfonso Cimino, aged 29, who landed in America from Racalmuto, Italy, in 1906
  • Andrea Cimino, aged 63, who settled in America from Ielsi, in 1906
  • Cimino, who immigrated to America from Cefalu, Sicily, in 1913
  • Angelo Cimino, aged 30, who immigrated to America from Carlopoli, Italy, in 1913
  • Agata Cimino, aged 22, who landed in America from Mistretta, Sicily, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cimino (post 1700) +

  • Michael Cimino (1939-2016), American film director, screenwriter, producer and author
  • James J. Cimino, American physician-scientist and biomedical informatician
  • T. Rafael Cimino (b. 1963), American novelist and screenwriter
  • Peter William Cimino (b. 1942), retired American professional baseball player
  • Victor Cimino Jr., American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford, 1940, 1946, 1948 [1]
  • Leonardo Cimino (b. 1918), Italian film and television and stage actor


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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