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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Curci family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Curci is a name for a person of short stature.The name is derived from the Italian word "curto" or "corto," which means "short."

Curci Early Origins



The surname Curci was first found in the region of Naples, a region which shares its history with the island of Sicily.

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Curci Spelling Variations


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Curci Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Curci, Curcio, Lo Curcio, Lo Curzio, Curcione and others.

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Curci Early History


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Curci Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curci research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1735 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Curci History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curci Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curci Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Vincenzo Curcio, a famous musician in Naples in 1735, known for his amusing lyrics; as well as Giuseppe Maria Curci, a composer and the conductor of the Neapolitan Chapel during the...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curci 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 settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Agostino Curcio, who arrived at the port of New York on Feb. 23, 1893 aboard "La Normandie"; Angelo Curcio, who arrived at the port of New York on Mar. 22, 1892 aboard the "Po".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curci (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curci (post 1700)



  • Fran Curci (b. 1938), former American football player and coach
  • Michael C. Curci, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 10th District, 1954; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 22nd District, 1956
  • Anthony M. Curci, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1988
  • Carlo Maria Curci (1810-1891), Italian theologian from Naples
  • Ofelia Giudicissi Curci (1934-1981), Italian poet, and archeologist
  • Gianluca Curci (b. 1985), Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Mainz
  • Federico "Freddy" Curci, Canadian rock vocalist and songwriter
  • Edgardo Curci, Italian artist in Naples

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Curci Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curci 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 28 October 2015 at 09:35.

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