Ciraulo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ciraulo surname is derived from the place name Cirillo, located in south central Italy. As such, it is classed as a local name, derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility.In the local dialect of Cirillo, the place-name is pronounced Cercelle, while natives are called Circellese. Alternatively, the surname Cirillo may come from a personal name, ultimately derived from the Greek mythological name Circe.

Early Origins of the Ciraulo family

The surname Ciraulo was first found in the year 1153, when records show Filippo Ciria of Cremona, who was made the Bishop of Capua.

Important Dates for the Ciraulo family

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Ciraulo 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 Ciraulo include Cirillo, Ciri, Ciraulo, Ciraula, Cirauli, Cirilli, Cirilla, Cirilo, Cirili, Cirila, Ciriaci, Ciria, Ciriani, Cirotto, Cirotti, Cirello, Cirenei, Ciringhelli, Cirini, Cirino and many more.

Early Notables of the Ciraulo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Bernardo Cirillo, an author in L'Aquila born in 1500; Francesco Cirillo of Naples was a famous musician around 1630; Giulio Cirello was a talented painter in Padua around the same...
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Ciraulo migration to the United States

Some of the first North American settlers with Ciraulo name or one of its variants:

Ciraulo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Francesco Ciraulo, aged 3, who landed in America from Trabia, Sicily, in 1911
  • Nicolo Ciraulo, aged 18, who settled in America from Ventimiglia, Sicily, in 1911
  • Angelo Ciraulo, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Grotte, Sicily, in 1912
  • Guiseppe Ciraulo, aged 17, who settled in America from Trabia, Sicily, in 1912
  • Antonina Ciraulo, aged 43, who landed in America from Poliszi, Sicily, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ciraulo (post 1700)

  • Dina Ciraulo, American award winning director and writer
  • Joseph Ciraulo, American politician, Mayor of Arcadia, California, 1993-94 [1]

Citations

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