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The Nicosia surname is a habitational name, taken on from the name of the city of Enna in Sicily.

Nicosia Early Origins



The surname Nicosia was first found in Catania the chief town in the province of Catania in Sicily. It was founded in 729 B.C. by natives of Naxos. In 476 B.C. it was invaded by Syracusians. Then it became a Roman colony under Augustus. It was sacked by the Saracens in 902, taken by the Normans in 1087. It was heavily bombed during WWII and was the site of stiff resistance in 1943. 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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Nicosia Spelling Variations


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Nicosia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nicotra, Nicosia, Nicotera, Nicotri, Nicoteri, Niccotra, Niccotera, Niccoteri and many more.

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Nicosia Early History


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Nicosia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicosia research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1573, 1715, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Nicosia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nicosia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nicosia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicosia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Flosi Nicossio, age 17, who arrived in America on Mar. 4, 1886, aboard the "Labrador"; Francesco Nicotera, age 10, who arrived in New York on Oct. 25, 1886, aboard the "Indipendente".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicosia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicosia (post 1700)



  • Salvatore Nicosia, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1976 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • R. Sery Nicosia, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph A. Nicosia (b. 1903), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932; Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 1st District, 1934-35; Defeated, 1930, 1935 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Nicosia (1910-1985), American Democrat politician, Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, 1964-72; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis J. Nicosia, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1928 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Chris Nicosia, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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The Nicosia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicosia 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 11 December 2015 at 10:27.

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