The Cirotto 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 Cirotto family
The surname Cirotto 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 Cirotto family
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Cirotto 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 Cirotto 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 Cirotto 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 Cirotto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cirotto family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Cirotto or a variant listed above include:
Cirotto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Rocco Cirotto, aged 15, who settled in America from S. Mauro Forte, Italy, in 1906
- Francesco Cirotto, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Succivo, Italy, in 1910
- Gio. Battista Cirotto, aged 16, who landed in America from Riede, Italy, in 1912
- Rocco Cirotto, aged 19, who landed in America from S. Mauro, Italy, in 1922
- Candida Luigia Cirotto, aged 22, who landed in America from Riese, Treviso, in 1923