The Cirino 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 Cirino family
The surname Cirino was first found in the year 1153, when records show Filippo Ciria of Cremona, who was made the Bishop of Capua.
Early History of the Cirino family
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Cirino 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 Cirino 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 Cirino 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... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cirino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cirino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first North American settlers with Cirino name or one of its variants:
Cirino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonia Cirino, aged 32, who settled in America from Italy, in 1892
- Anna Cirino, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Genoa, in 1893
Cirino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Cirino, aged 14, who landed in America from Campobasso, Italy, in 1908
- Antonio Cirino, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Furnari, Italy, in 1909
- Antonio Cirino, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Matrice, Campobetto, Italy, in 1910
- Antonius Cirino, aged 29, who landed in America from Cerriasini, Italy, in 1911
- Bartolomea Cirino, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Cashogiovanni, Sicily, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cirino (post 1700)
- David Riveria "Dave" Cirino Jr., American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, engineer and actor
- Norma Cirino, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 (alternate), 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Paolo Cirino Pomicino (b. 1939), Italian politician
- Marcelo Cirino da Silva (b. 1992), Brazilian footballer
- Danilo Cirino de Oliveira (b. 1986), Brazilian football player