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Where did the Italian Guzzo family come from? What is the Italian Guzzo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Guzzo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Guzzo family history?

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

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guzzo research. Another 381 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1543, 1652, 1713, 1719, 1720, 1744, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Guzzo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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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 "Alsatia".

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  • Lou Guzzo, American former journalist, author, and television commentator in Seattle
  • Garry Guzzo (b. 1941), Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1995-2003)
  • Raphael Gregorio Guzzo (b. 1995), Brazilian-born, Portuguese footballer
  • Patrick "Patsy" Guzzo (1917-1993), Canadian gold medalist ice hockey player at the 1948 Winter Olympics


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  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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The Guzzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guzzo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 April 2015 at 13:02.

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