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The distinguished surname Lucia can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Lucia was derived from the Latin given name Lucas, which was also a form of the Greek name Loucas. During the Middle Ages, the name became popular due to St. Luke the Evangelist.

Lucia Early Origins



The surname Lucia was first found in Barletta when Ludivico Luca was governor in 1340.

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Lucia Spelling Variations


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Lucia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: DeLuca, Luca, Lucantoni, Lucarelli, Lucariello, Lucarini, Lucas, Lucatti, Lucattini, Lucca, Luccarini, Lucchelli, Lucchetta, Lucchetti, Lucchi, Lucchini, Lucco, Luchelli, Luchetta, Luchetti, Luchi, Luchini and many more.

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Lucia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lucia Early Notables (pre 1700)



By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lucia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lucia, aged 30, who landed in America from Roma, in 1906
  • Anna Maria Lucia, aged 20, who settled in America from Castelsouloreuzo, in 1906
  • Alfredo Lucia, aged 18, who landed in America from Piperno, Roma, in 1908
  • Angelo Lucia, aged 42, who landed in America from Anzoh, Italy, in 1909
  • Anna Lucia, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Cattolica, Sicily, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lucia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lucia (post 1700)



  • Mary Lucia (b. 1970), American on-air radio personality
  • Raymond Joseph Lucia Sr. (b. 1950), American Certified Financial Planner, Registered Investment Advisor, author, radio personality and television host
  • Don Lucia (b. 1958), the American head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • Floyd Lucia, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1948
  • Deborah Lucia, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012
  • Clayton B. Lucia (b. 1877), American Democrat politician, Barber; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Hinesburg, 1910
  • Fernando De Lucia (1860-1925), Italian opera tenor and singing teacher
  • Luis Lucia (1914-1984), Spanish film director and screenwriter
  • Paco de Lucía (b. 1947), Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lucia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lucia 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.

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