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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 Curcio 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 Curcio is a name for a person of short stature.The name is derived from the Italian word "curto" or "corto," which means "short."

Curcio Early Origins



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

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Curcio Spelling Variations


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Curcio Spelling Variations



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

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Curcio Early History


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Curcio Early History



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

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Curcio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curcio 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 Curcio 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 were:

Curcio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carmela Curcio, who came to New York in 1881 aboard the "Ferdinand Delesseps"
  • Domenica Curcio, who arrived at New York De c. 8, 1886 aboard the "Alesia"
  • Franco Curcio, who came to New York in 1887 aboard the "Brittania"
  • Angelo Curcio, who arrived at the port of New York on Mar. 22, 1892 aboard the "Po"
  • Agostino Curcio, who arrived at the port of New York on Feb. 23, 1893 aboard "La Normandie"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curcio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curcio (post 1700)



  • Mike Curcio (b. 1957), American former National Football League linebacker who played from 1980 through 1983
  • Robert A. Curcio, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964
  • James Curcio, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Dominic A. Curcio, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1990
  • Frances R Curcio, Professor at City University, of New York
  • Emanuele Curcio (b. 1953), retired Italian professional football player
  • Roberto Curcio (1912-1993), Italian modern pentathlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Renato Curcio (b. 1941), Italian former leader of the left-wing militant organization, the Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse)
  • Maria Curcio (1918-2009), Italian classical pianist
  • Alessio Curcio (b. 1990), Italian professional football player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Curcio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curcio 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 20 November 2016 at 13:01.

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