Curci History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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."
Early Origins of the Curci family
The surname Curci was first found in the region of Naples, a region which shares its history with the island of Sicily.
Early History of the Curci family
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Curci Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Curci, Curcio, Lo Curcio, Lo Curzio, Curcione and others.
Early Notables of the Curci family (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...
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Migration of the Curci family
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 ".
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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