Cirelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cirelli family

The surname Cirelli was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Important Dates for the Cirelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cirelli research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1479 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Cirelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cirelli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ciralo, Ceraulo, Ceravolo, Ciraola, Ciravolo, Ciaravolo, Ceraulo, Ceravolo, Cerioli and many more.

Early Notables of the Cirelli family (pre 1700)

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Cirelli migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cirelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Luigi Cirelli, aged 38, originally from Campola, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Taormina" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Pasquale Cirelli, aged 38, originally from Sora, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Napoli, Italy [2]
  • Domenico Cirelli, aged 28, originally from Schiavi, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Argentina" from Napoli, Italy [3]
  • Gaetano Cirelli, aged 41, originally from Apricena, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cirelli (post 1700)

  • Mary Cirelli, American politician, former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 52nd District (2001-2004)
  • Juan Marcelo Cirelli (b. 1984), Argentine football defender

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CN-2ZN : 6 December 2014), Luigi Cirelli, 14 Feb 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-14Q : 6 December 2014), Pasquale Cirelli, 22 Mar 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z2-BJ8 : 6 December 2014), Domenico Cirelli, 12 Jun 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Argentina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DB-62W : 6 December 2014), Gaetano Cirelli, 08 May 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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