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the "SIGALA" family name?

the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 19 Apr 2007 9:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: rito.sigala
We are from Los Angeles. My family name is from Rito Sigala. there are a number of us located in South and East Los Angeles. Does anyone out there have any further information on our history. I've heard Mexico, France and Israel. If so, please share your information. Thanks.

Good to see that our name is strong and wide spread.....

God bless.

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 5 Nov 2007 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
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.

Dear Arturo,
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!
GREETINGS FROM SANTORINI AND MAYBE A "FAR" PART OF THE FAMILY!!!!
WWW.HOTEL-MATINA.COM
Vasso Sigala

Hello Arturo,
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!

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello out there my name is Raymond Sigala i am from south dakota i was born in denver colorado and am part sioux indian and when my mom and dad broke up i moved to south dakota indian reservation.. am part mexican and part sioux indian looking for any info on sigala family name where they came from .thank you very much..

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 13 Jan 2009 4:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sigala
I am also a Sigala. I have heard our family is from Spain, and that we are in fact tied into the Sioux Nation. I know there are many variations to what I have heard, and unfortunately I have not seen any solid documents to say exactly where we are from. My ancestors say the native records were destroyed - mostly intentional, so I have zero proof of our ancestory, other then the spoken word. I have also been doing a lot of research and found a lot of Sigalas to be from Greece. I will check with a Greek friend on that one. I am very curious as well on where we are truly from. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 7 Feb 2009 9:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sigala
Sigala family- comprised of well known Architects, Artist, & Philosophers residing in Italy (when Spain ruled their location in Italy), of Spanish heritage they left to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Sigala family were or were warned that they were in serious risk of Spain response to family angering Spain - possible death ( Spanish inquisition related problems). Slipping out of Europe on several ships, their new life was being realized in the new world of Mexico. I have been told by Greeks that it is a GREEK SURNAME AND MEANS TRUTH/ ALSO BY ITALIANS IT IS AN ITALIAN SURNAME MEANING CRICKET-pronounced differently but spelled Sigala. Sigala appears in Egypt and Basque surnames (Spain and France populations) Now it is a Jewish name in this site. Well there needs to be serious look at who what we are.

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SANTORINI
Hi people!

I am from Argentina, trying to find some info about my Greek rooots too. Our family surname is Santorini, from Crete, in fact our Greek ancestor was a military who moved to Calabria in Southern Italy around 1715. I have been able to trace back this part of our history but the Greek history ends where it begins. Do you know anything about this surname? I found some Santorinis in the Athens phone book, but nothing else about the history...

Thanks in advance and regards!

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 13 May 2013 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi I also have ancestory roots with the last name Sigala .. my Great Grand-Mothers name was Genara Sigala now from what I gather from a great aunt is that she was from spain with the Bluest of Blue eyes and she and My Great Grand-Father migrated to Texas from Sicily now this is where is gets trick for me because my anscestors migrated during World War 2 and my great father change his family name from Rizzo to Reaza so I have had a hard time tracing centuries back .. now Sigala also could have been changed from Cigala, Cigales, Sicaria .. this was a trying time and its hard to trace roots .. if you have any info please share

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 13 May 2013 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2013 5:15PM GMT
I have not heard Greece but I have heard spain .. i to had a Great Grandmother Sigala with blue blue eyes but my understanding is spain Sicily but no written proof .. documents also destroyed intentionally from what i gather. I personally have had many people on several occacions ask me if I am from Greek descent .. I usually just take it as being the sicilian but i could be wrong

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 4 Jun 2013 10:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is sharon sigala. I was born in roswell New Mexico 1973. My parents were very young, Antonio adelario sigala, and Yvonne Hudson. They were also born in roswell New Mexico. My fathers parents were Adelario Antonio Sigala and Veronica (Giron) sigala. One of my uncles, Ralph Sigala has a book that's written in Spanish that has my great grandparents and great great grandparents. Who lived here in the Mountians by albuquerque way before I was born. It's all written in Spanish so it's hard for me to read. There are many sigala in roswell and albuquerque New Mexico. If you have any info or would like any please let me know, smsigalajt @ gmail.com

Re: the "SIGALA" family name?

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 1:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Sharon man so happy to find you guys, i was in the army with your dad in ca. fort ord. we called him sonney, right, man have your dad call me 859-547-8178
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