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The Licciardi surname comes from the personal (first) name Riccardo, which is the Italian cognate of Richard.

Licciardi Early Origins



The surname Licciardi was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized the island in 735 B. C. and Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. The Carthaginians arrived in 410, followed by the Romans. After the decline of Rome, the island was under the power of the Saracens. Then in 1057, Sicily was conquered by the Normans. The time of conquest is said to be Sicily's brightest hour, having made the Sicilians the leading Maritime power in the Mediterranean and King Roger of Sicily one of Europe's greatest kings. 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.

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Licciardi Spelling Variations


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Licciardi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rizzardi, Riccardi, Riccardo, Ricciardi, Ricciardo, Riccardini, Ricciardella, Rizzardini, Cardini, Cardazzo and many more.

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Licciardi Early History


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Licciardi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Licciardi research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1449, 1585, 1639, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Licciardi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Licciardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Licciardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Licciardi 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:

Licciardi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Licciardi, aged 26, who landed in America from Cicala, Italy, in 1893

Licciardi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Domenico Licciardi, aged 24, who settled in America from Capua, Italy, in 1907
  • Filomena Licciardi, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Aprice, Italy, in 1909
  • Gaetano Licciardi, aged 4, who emigrated to America from Regalbuto, Italy, in 1909
  • Bartolomeo Licciardi, aged 51, who settled in America from Salina, Italy, in 1910
  • Carlo Licciardi, aged 19, who landed in America from Teano, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More 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. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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    The Licciardi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Licciardi 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 15 June 2014 at 22:22.

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