Gizzi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Italian surname Gizzi is of patronymic origin, deriving from a Medieval given name.

Early Origins of the Gizzi family

The surname Gizzi was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea where a Guzzo family was on record in Catania, from 1374, when one Giovanni Gussio was in the service of King Federico III. The family is said to have come from Tolone. A branch of the family flourished in Nicosia and was granted the title of Baron of Mancipa, Passarello and Rada.

Early History of the Gizzi family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gizzi research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1543, 1652, 1713, 1719, 1720, 1744, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Gizzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gizzi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guzzi, Guzzo, Gizzo, Guccini, Guzzoni, Guzzon and others.

Early Notables of the Gizzi family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gizzi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gizzi family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giuseppe Gizzo, who arrived in New York on Oct. 8, 1881, aboard the "Vincenzo"; Concesio Gizzi, who arrived in New York on March 24, 1883 aboard the ".


Contemporary Notables of the name Gizzi (post 1700) +

  • Chris Gizzi (b. 1975), American former NFL linebacker for the Green Bay Packers
  • Michael Gizzi (1949-2010), American poet and teacher, brother to Peter Gizzi
  • Peter Gizzi (b. 1959), American poet and editor of the American poet Jack Spicer works
  • Jairo Ramos Gizzi (b. 1971), Italian baseball player at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Tommaso Pasquale Gizzi (1787-1849), Italian prelate, Cardinal Secretary of State (1846 - 1847)


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