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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.

Sigala Early Origins



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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Sigala Spelling Variations


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Sigala Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cigala, Sigala, Cigales, Sicaria and others.

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Sigala Early History


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Sigala Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sigala research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Sigala History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sigala Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sigala Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sigala 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: Franceso Sigalla who arrived in Philadelphia in 1846; and Jose Cigale who settled in Indiana in 1892.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sigala (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sigala (post 1700)



  • Alejandro Gomez Sigala (b. 1960), Venezuelan equestrian
  • Pascual Sigala Páez (b. 1968), Mexican politician affiliated with the Party of the Democratic Revolution
  • Massimo Sigala (b. 1951), Italian former racing driver

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Sigala Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sigala 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 7 August 2016 at 08:27.

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