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Criscuolo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Criscuolo family

The surname Criscuolo was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. 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.

Early History of the Criscuolo family

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Criscuolo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Crisafuli, Cristafoli, Crisaculi, Cristacouli, Cristafulli, Crisaculini, Crisofalus, Cristofolini and many more.

Early Notables of the Criscuolo family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Criscuolo family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ignazio Crisostomo, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island from Salenia, in 1906; Salvatore Crisostomo, aged 1, who arrived at Ellis Island from Fronis Forte, Italy, in 1907.

Contemporary Notables of the name Criscuolo (post 1700)

  • Giovanni Angelo Criscuolo, Italian younger brother of Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo
  • Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo (1500-1584), Italian painter
  • Mariangiola Criscuolo (1548-1630), Italian painter of the Renaissance period

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