Show ContentsCurcio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Curcio family

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

Early History of the Curcio family

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Curcio Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Curcio family

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was

  • Vincenzo Curcio, a famous musician in Naples in 1735, known for his amusing lyrics

Curcio Ranking

In the United States, the name Curcio is the 9,249th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Curcio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curcio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carmela Curcio, who settled in New York in 1881 aboard the "Ferdinand Delesseps"
  • Domenica Curcio, who arrived at New York Dec. 8, 1886 aboard the "Alesia"
  • Franco Curcio, who settled in 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"

Contemporary Notables of the name Curcio (post 1700) +

  • Mike Curcio (b. 1957), American former National Football League linebacker who played from 1980 through 1983
  • Frances R Curcio, Professor at City University, of New York
  • Robert A. Curcio, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964 2
  • James Curcio, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 2
  • Dominic A. Curcio, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1990 2
  • 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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