Show ContentsCiotti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ciotti family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Ciotti is a name for a person of small financial means. The surname Cianfari is derived from the Italian words cianfrone and cianferone, which referred to a type of medieval coin.

Early Origins of the Ciotti family

The surname Ciotti was first found in the year 1610, when the Cianciolo family moved from the city of Piazza to Messina.

Early History of the Ciotti family

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Ciotti Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Ciotti include Ciani, Cejani, Cianciolo, Cianciulli, Cianciullo, Cianciulla, Ciancioli, Cianchi, Chianco, Cianca, Cian, Cianfarani and many more.

Early Notables of the Ciotti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was include individuals of the Ciancio family, who moved to Adern in 1666 and acquired the feudal territory of Pojira with the status of barons. In 1720 Michele Ciani of Brera was born...
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Ciotti Ranking

In the United States, the name Ciotti is the 17,830th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Ciotti migration to the United States +

Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ciotti or a variant listed above:

Ciotti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Agostino Ciotti, aged 24, who settled in America from Marciano, Italy, in 1906
  • Amedeo Ciotti, aged 23, who landed in America from Roccagarga, Italy, in 1907
  • Anacleto Ciotti, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Roccagorga, Italy, in 1913
  • Annunciala Ciotti, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Rossella, Italia, in 1913
  • Antonio Ciotti, aged 20, who landed in America from Campli, Italy, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ciotti (post 1700) +

  • Rosemary Ciotti, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000 [2]
  • Luigi Ciotti (b. 1945), Italian priest
  • Giulio Ciotti (b. 1976), Italian high jumper
  • Nicola Ciotti (b. 1976), Italian high jumper who became Italian high jump champion in 2005
  • Éric Ciotti (b. 1965), member of the National Assembly of France

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook