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The name Piccirillo is derived from the central southern Italian word "pica" meaning a "magpie;" as such, it was likely originally a nickname for a gossipy or wordy person.

Piccirillo Early Origins



The surname Piccirillo was first found in Treviso anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th century this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne held it. Later it was Venetian. 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. The name is taken from Picardy, a region in Northern France; it would have been given to a man who came to Italy from Picardy, which explains the higher concentration of the name in the north; France is north-west of Italy; so Tuscany would be one of the first places in Italy that someone coming from France would pass through, especially if they were coming by sea to avoid crossing the mountains.

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Piccirillo Spelling Variations


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Piccirillo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pica, Picarella, Picariello, Picarelli, Picini, Picarini, Picasso, Picapra, Picalei, Picardi and many more.

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Piccirillo Early History


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Piccirillo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piccirillo research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1883 are included under the topic Early Piccirillo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Piccirillo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Piccirillo Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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: Rocca Pica, age 14, who arrived in American on March 1, 1880, aboard the "Ethiopia"; Angelo Pica, age 23, who arrived in America on May 6, 1881, aboard the "Caldera".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Piccirillo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Piccirillo (post 1700)



  • Mike Piccirillo, American music producer, songwriter, and musician
  • Michele Piccirillo (b. 1970), Italian welterweight professional boxer who won the bronze medal at the 1991 European Amateur Championships, WBC Welterweight Champion (2002-2003)
  • Hervé Piccirillo (b. 1967), French football referee

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. 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 Piccirillo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piccirillo 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 23 January 2015 at 07:34.

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