The Italian surname Guzzo is of patronymic
origin, deriving from a Medieval given name.
Early Origins of the Guzzo family
The surname Guzzo 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 Guzzo family
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Guzzo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guzzi, Guzzo, Gizzo, Guccini, Guzzoni, Guzzon and others.
Early Notables of the Guzzo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guzzo family to the New World and Oceana
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 Guzzo (post 1700)
- Lou Guzzo, American former journalist, author, and television commentator in Seattle
- Patrick "Patsy" Guzzo (1917-1993), Canadian gold medalist ice hockey player at the 1948 Winter Olympics
- Raphael Gregorio Guzzo (b. 1995), Brazilian-born, Portuguese footballer
- Garry Guzzo (b. 1941), Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1995-2003)