Sicilian Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Italian names used more often by speakers of Sicilian. Listed separately are Italian names. See also about Italian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ANDREOZZI Italian, Sicilian
From a pet form of the personal name Andrea.
ARLOTTA Sicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ARRA Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
BALDACCHINO Maltese, Italian, Sicilian
Occupational name for an artisan who made the baldachin, also spelled baldaquin, a type of canopy used in cathedrals, from Italian baldacchino "baldachin". This word is derived from Italian Baldacca, a doublet of Bagdad "Baghdad", the city where the material originally came from.
BALISTRERI Sicilian
Means "archer, crossbowman" or "crossbow maker" in Sicilian.
BELLANCA Sicilian
Originally a nickname derived from Italian bella "beautiful" and anca "hip".
BUCCAMBUSO Sicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BUSCEMI Italian, Sicilian
Sicilian surname of Arabic origin coming from the town Buscemi in Syracuse province. The name possibly derives from Arab 'Abu Samah'.
CAMMARERI Sicilian, Italian
Means "servant, waiter" in Sicilian.
CIRCELLI Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian circedda meaning "(hoop) earring", originally used to denote someone who wore hoop earrings.
CRAVOTTA Sicilian
From a Sicilian immigrant to America, Cravotta was changed to Cravatta upon arrival at Ellis Island. The name means "bowtie."
FARACI Sicilian
Patronymic from farace; deriving from Arab farag.
FARANO Italian, Sicilian
Possibly deriving from a town Faranò in province of Messina, Sicily. Possible variant of Surname faran which comes from Irish surnames Ó Fearáin, Ó Faracháin, or Ó Forannáin.
GANGEMI Sicilian, Italian
Arab origin meaning healer
LAMALFA Sicilian
Variant of Malfa, most probably a habitational name for someone from Malfa on the island of Salina (Messina), although the name has also been linked with Amalfi in Salerno and Melfi in Potenza.
MACHI Sicilian
Unexplained. It may be from the Albanian personal name Maqo. Derivation from a Greek name ending in -akis, which has been suggested, is implausible.
MANNAZZU Sardinian (Archaic), Sicilian (Rare, Archaic), Corsican (Modern, Rare), Italian (Rare)
It came from the Ancient Nuraghi people. the Nuraghi people inhabited southern Corsica and northern and central Sardinia.
MATRACIA Sicilian
Family from Termini-Imerese, Sicily.
MIRABELLA Italian, Sicilian, Italian (Australian)
Italian (Campania and Sicily): habitational name from Mirabella Eclano in Avellino or Mirabella Imbaccari in Catania, or from various places with the name Mirabello, all named from medieval Latin mira, "viewpoint", and bella, "beautiful"... [more]
OCCHIPINTI Sicilian
Derived from Italian occhi "eyes" and pinti "painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
PULEO Sicilian
origin- common name found in Palermo in Scicily
RAPPA Italian, Sicilian
from Sicilian rappa meaning ‘bunch, cluster’ or Italian rappa meaning ‘lock, quiff’, which was presumably applied as a nickname with reference to someone’s hair.
SCILLATO Italian, Sicilian
Comes from the commune of Scillato in Sicily, Italy, southeast of Palermo.
SCUDERI Sicilian
Patronymic form of Scudero, a status name equivalent to English Squire, from scudero "shield-bearer", Latin scutarius, an agent derivative of scutum "shield". In Byzantium, the Greek word σκουτάριος (skoutarios), a derivative of scutarius, denoted a member of the imperial guard.
TRIFILETTI Sicilian
Topographic name from a diminutive of Greek triphyllon "trefoil".
VECCHIO Sicilian
Italian (mainly Sicily): from vecchio ‘old’, ‘aged’, applied as a status name for the older or oldest son, or as a nickname, possibly for someone who was prematurely gray, bent, or wrinkled.
ZICARI Italian, Sicilian
Southern Italian and Sicilian from an unattested Arabic personal name Zikri or Zikari.