Origins Available: Italian
The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Gizzi is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, but the roots of this name may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque
Early Origins of the Gizzi family
The surname Gizzi was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.
Early History of the Gizzi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gizzi research.Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1134, 1150 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Gizzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gizzi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Garcia, García, Garsea, Garsía, Garsia, Garcies, Guarsea, Guarseas, Garsías, Garsias, Gassía, Gassia, Garci, Garcés, Garces, Garcíaz, Garciaz, Garséaz, Garseaz, Gasset, Garcet, Gracía, Gracia and many more.
Early Notables of the Gizzi family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Count García of Navarre (d. 857), García I, king of Leon from 910-914, and García I of Navarre, who ruled 925-970. King García IV ruled Navarre from 1134-1150. Also of note were Gil Garcíez Dazagra, knight of the order of Santiago, Diego García de... Another 81 words (6 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 to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alejo García, who arrived in the New World in 1528 and explored Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Lope García de Castro was Governor of Peru in the 1560s. Bartolomé.
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)