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Where did the Italian Giancola family come from? What is the Italian Giancola family crest and coat of arms? When did the Giancola family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Giancola family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Giammetta, Giammatteo, Giacomello, Giocomollo, Giomacolla, Giacometti, Giamitti, Giampaola and many more.

First found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giancola research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giancola History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Giancola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giancola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Achille Giancola, aged 31, who landed in America from Capestrano, in 1899

Giancola Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Giancola, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Capestrano, Italy, in 1903
  • Alfonso Giancola, aged 21, who landed in America from S. Amero, Teramo, in 1908
  • Agostino Giancola, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Castelpetrosa, Campobas, Italy, in 1909
  • Adelina Giancola, aged 14, who settled in America from Isernia, Italy, in 1911
  • Adelina Giancola, aged 28, who landed in America from Jsernia, Campobasso, Italy, in 1912


  • Donato Giancola (b. 1967), American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration
  • Samantha Rae Giancola (b. 1987), also known as Sammi "Sweetheart", an American television personality, model and actress
  • David Giancola (b. 1969), American WorldFest Houston Award winning filmmaker
  • Silvana Giancola (b. 1962), Argentine fencer at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Dan Giancola (b. 1970), Canadian former CFL placekicker


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The Giancola Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Giancola 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 23 May 2014 at 17:21.

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