Early Origins of the Quilici family
The surname Quilici was first found in Calabria, a province at the southern tip of Italy which, though not on the island of Sicily
was part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. The name is frequently found in other parts of the south of Italy, though some members of the family did move further north. Those that remained in the south kept the southern suffix "-o," while those that moved north adopted the northern convention of ending their name in "-i." Many surnames were taken from the occupation
of the person who first took the name. This name is one such name, coming from the Italian word "chierico," meaning "altar boy."
Early History of the Quilici family
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Quilici Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chirico, Chirici, Chirco, Chiriaco, Quirico, Quilici, De Chirico, Chirichello, Chirichella, Chiricallo, Chirchietti and many more.
Early Notables of the Quilici family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quilici family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the $ family, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century. Giuseppe and Raffaele Chirico arrived in New York City in 1893 aboard a ship from Genoa Italy. In 1900.
Contemporary Notables of the name Quilici (post 1700)
- Folco Quilici (1930-2018), Italian film director and screenwriter