Cuccia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Cuccia family
The surname Cuccia was first found in as early as the year 1152. It was in this year that Prete Caccia moved his family to Piacenza from the Lombardian city of Novara.
Early History of the Cuccia family
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Cuccia 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 Cuccia include Caccia, Cacciatore, Cacciatori, Caccini, Caccioni, Cacciali, Caccianti, Cacciarelli and many more.
Early Notables of the Cuccia family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Ugolino Caccini, who was a businessman in Montecatini around 1350; Giulio Caccini of Rome was a famous composer and musician around 1550; Matteo Caccini, born in Florence in 1573, was an horticulturist; Tommaso Caccini dedicated his life to the church in the late 16th century; Pompeo Caccini was a painter in Florence whose works include Saint Trinity, which is in the Strozzi Chapel in Florence still today; Alessandro Cacciatore of Milan, was a theologian who dedicated his life to the...
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Migration of the Cuccia family
Some of the first North American settlers with Cuccia name or one of its variants: Angelo Caccia, aged 17, who arrived at Ellis Island from Erecate, Italy, in 1912; Anna Vincenz Caccia, aged 33, who arrived at Ellis Island from Collepietro, Italy, in 1912.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cuccia (post 1700) +
- Nicholas Cuccia (1912-1994), known by his stage name Nick Cravat, an American actor and stunt performer, lifelong friend of Burt Lancaster
- Arthur Cuccia, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1976 
- Enrico Cuccia (1907-2000), Italian banker, the first and long-term president of Mediobanca SpA
- Salvo Cuccia (b. 1960), Italian cinema director and screenwriter
- Vincenzo Cuccia (1892-1979), Italian fencer who won a gold and bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics
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