The noble Spanish family name Sigala, is classified as being of nickname origin. In this particular instance, the surname Sigala is derived from the Italian term "cicala," taken from the Latin "cicada," meaning "cigarra" (grasshopper). Thus, the surname Sigala or Cigala was probably given to a rather small or boisterous person.
The surname Sigala was first found in the province of Valencia, in the eastern region of the Iberian peninsula. The earliest reference to the family name Sigala is from Italy where Andrís Cicala was executed for attempting to take the life of Emperor Federico.
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