Pizza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pizza surname comes from the Spanish word "pizarra," which means "slate;" as such, it was likely originally name used by someone who lived near a slate quarry, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.

Early Origins of the Pizza family

The surname Pizza was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Pizza family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pizza research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 11, , 18. , 10),, 1471, 1541, 1535, 1502, 1548, 1539, 1689, 1762, 1749, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Pizza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pizza Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pizarro, Pizarra, Pizarrón, Picarra, Pizon and many more.

Early Notables of the Pizza family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Pizza Francisco Pizarro (c.1471-1541), was the Spanish conquistador, best known for conquering Peru's Inca Empire and founding the city of Lima in 1535. His half-brother, Gonzalo Pizarro (c.1502-1548)...
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Migration of the Pizza family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cristobal Pizarro who immigrated to Colombia in 1536; Francisca Pizarro who arrived in Peru in 1560; and Gabriel Pizarro who came to New Spain in 1588. Later settlers included Diego Pizarro who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1812.


Contemporary Notables of the name Pizza (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Pizza, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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