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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Cipriano. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Cipriano came from the Greek name kyprios, which literally means Cyprus or the tree island. The name became popular in Italy due to the fame of Saint Cipriani, the Bishop of Cartagine who was martyred in 258. In those early centuries, with the spread of Christianity, parents often named their children after saints in the hope of invoking that particular saint's protection over the child in later years.

Cipriano Early Origins



The surname Cipriano was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where in the 12th century Arrigo Cipriano was a knight of Emperor Corrado registered in Florence.

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Cipriano Spelling Variations


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Cipriano Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Cipriano include Cipri, Cipro, Cipriani, and Cipriano and others.

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Cipriano Early History


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Cipriano Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cipriano research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1727, 1766 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Cipriano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cipriano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cipriano Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Lamberto Cipriani of Florence, a member of the Ghibelline faction and a pacifist dedicated to ending the fighting between castles in the region during the late 13th century; Giovanni Cipri of Modena was an organ builder during the 16th century, and his brother Giuliano...

Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cipriano 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Cipriano arrived in North America quite early:

Cipriano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Sante Cipriano, aged 27, who landed in America from Callarneno, in 1903
  • Andrea Cipriano, aged 24, who landed in America from Giocosa Marena, Italy, in 1905
  • Angelo Cipriano, aged 23, who landed in America from Ceccano, Roma, in 1909
  • Angelo Cipriano, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Augusta Sicily, in 1910
  • Angela Cipriano, aged 8, who landed in America from Aderno, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cipriano (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cipriano (post 1700)



  • Renee Cipriano, American former director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joe Cipriano (1931-1980), American college basketball player
  • Joe Cipriano (b. 1954), American voice actor, announcer for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and announcer for the Grammy Awards many times
  • Frank Cipriano, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004
  • Carmine Cipriano, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1940
  • Olimpio Cipriano (b. 1982), Angolan three-time gold medalist basketball player
  • Marcos Antonio Aparecido Cipriano (b. 1973), Brazilian footballer
  • Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano (b. 1969), Brazilian-Portuguese footballer

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    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Cipriano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cipriano 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.

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