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

Nicotra Early Origins



The surname Nicotra 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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Nicotra Spelling Variations


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Nicotra Spelling Variations



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

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Nicotra Early History


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Nicotra Early History



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

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Nicotra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nicotra Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicotra 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 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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Citations


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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. 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).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Nicotra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicotra 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 16 November 2014 at 08:38.

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