Hello. I`m venezuelan and here we use 2 last name the fathers and the mothers. So my name is Arturo Quintero Sigala. This information is correct cause My grand grand father came from greece. So I send messages to people of santorini islan and all they tell me the same version. I hope this help you.
There are a lot of Sigala's in Greece!
It is the first time I hear there are people with the same name from another country... so probably you have greek routes!! Greeks are all around the world! Either looking for job, or following their mates...
However, the name must have Venecian routes as it hears Italian to us...
The Venetians were in the Greek islands many centuries ago due to trade and also some of the islands had been Venetian colonies for a while....
My family is from Santorini Island, Greece www.santorini.gr
and the island belongs to a comlex of islands called "cyclades" that is a province of Greece.
I have met o lot of people from other cycladic islands having the same name...
Nowadays you can met people named Sigala all around Greece, but they will admit that their origin is from Cyclades...
Another name that is similar to our and it is also common in Santorini is Desigala. Which hears very aristocratic.. it is like De Sigala ??
Afterall the islands name that is Santorini is Italian/Venetian too.
The island was called and it is still called Thira, that was the name of an ancient Greek King that brought his people and lived on the island after the big catastrophe of the volcanic erruption 3.000 years ago.
However, when the Venetians where on the island ruling and doing trade the island took also the name of Santorini that is the name of Santa Irene the saint that was looking after the island. Also, a famous Santorini wine that is very sweet is called visanto that derives from the venetian frase "vin de Santorini".....
All this makes us believe that Sigala is a Venetian name... however, through the centuries has been Greek. So, you can check if there are some Greek routes in your family... otherwise you can check for some Italian too!!!
Nice meeting you!
Hope I was helpfull!
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Our last name is indeed from Greece, and specifically its origin comes from 2 greek islands: Santorini and Sikinos. Most Sigala's come from Santorini, but there are few of them that come from Sikinos (like me). In men, the surname changes to Sigalas (with an "s" at the end).
Hope I helped!