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The Cirillo 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.

Cirillo Early Origins



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

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Cirillo Spelling Variations


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Cirillo Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Cirillo are Cirillo, Ciri, Ciraulo, Ciraula, Cirauli, Cirilli, Cirilla, Cirilo, Cirili, Cirila, Ciriaci, Ciria, Ciriani, Cirotto, Cirotti, Cirello, Cirenei, Ciringhelli, Cirini, Cirino and many more.

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Cirillo Early History


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Cirillo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cirillo research. More information is included under the topic Early Cirillo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cirillo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cirillo Early Notables (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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cirillo 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



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Cirillo, or a variant listed above:

Cirillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Cirillo, aged 10, who settled in America, in 1892
  • A. Antonio Cirillo, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1896

Cirillo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Cirillo, aged 6, who landed in America from Boscotrecase, Napoli, in 1909
  • Anacleto Cirillo, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Di Pignallo, Italy, in 1912
  • Amelia Cirillo, aged 26, who landed in America from San Leucio, Italy, in 1913
  • Alfonso Cirillo, aged 17, who settled in America from Lauriana, Salerno, in 1914
  • Alessandrino Cirillo, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Monreale, Palermo, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cirillo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cirillo (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey Howard Cirillo (b. 1969), American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Frank J. Cirillo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 2000
  • Edward J. Cirillo, American Republican politician, Elected Arizona State Senate 15th District 1998
  • Domenico Cirillo (1739-1799), Italian physician and patriot, a statue of him is found in Grumo Nevano
  • Bruno "Brunillo" Cirillo (b. 1977), Italian footballer
  • Gustavo Cirillo (b. 1961), Argentine Olympic sprint canoer who competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cirillo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cirillo 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 August 2016 at 16:15.

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