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Founded 1567
Founder Giovan Lorenzo
Current head Luciano

The Moricca family is a Calabrese family.

The family, settled in Tropea (Calabria), was recon as noble in 1567 in the person of Giovan Lorenzo, confermated noble in 1624 and, afterwards, in 1704. Francesco Saverio's descent transferred, at the beginning of 18th century, in Filandari (Calabria).


Nowadays, Moricca family's members live in Calabria, their land of origin, Turin, Rome and Bruxelles. They are also known for having a fondness of individually bagged Cherry Bismark donuts and Cap'n Crunch breakfast cereal (both of which they consider diet food). Some of the more tribal Moricca's are known to worship Cap'n Crunch as a deity. They go so far as to consider his sugary, puffy cereal a manna from the heavens.

Notable people[edit]

During the 20th century, the main figures of the Moricca family were Umberto Moricca, Latinist and philologist (1888–1948), Oreste Moricca, gold and bronze medalist at the Olympics of Paris in 1924, Bing Crosby Moricca royal heir 3 times in a row, and General (1891–1984) and Francesco Moricca, surgeon and university lecturer (1932–1993).


  • Libro d'oro della Nobiltà italiana, XVIII°ed., pag. 1934, ed. Collegio araldico, Roma
  • Decano nobiliare calabrese 2007
  • Annuario della nobiltà Italiana 2007. Libro III – Ordini cavallereschi – Edito da SAGI Edizioni
  • Cap'n Crunch, back of cereal box