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

Nicotera Early Origins



The surname Nicotera 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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Nicotera Spelling Variations


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Nicotera Spelling Variations



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

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Nicotera Early History


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Nicotera Early History



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

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Nicotera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nicotera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicotera 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:

Nicotera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Concetta Nicotera, aged 26, who settled in America from Piedimonte, Italy, in 1910
  • Francesco Nicotera, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Pianopoli, Italy, in 1910
  • G. Battista Nicotera, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Cortale, Italy, in 1910
  • Giuseppe Nicotera, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Borgia, Italy, in 1911
  • Angelo Nicotera, aged 23, who settled in America from Feroleto, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicotera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicotera (post 1700)



  • Giovanni Nicotera (1828-1894), Italian patriot and politician, eponym of the Italian destroyer Giovanni Nicotera

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. 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. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Nicotera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicotera 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 30 November 2012 at 17:10.

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