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The surname Pizzi is derived from the Italian word "piccino," which means "small."

Pizzi Early Origins



The surname Pizzi was first found in 1314 with Marco Picinini, the first of a long line of Picinini Senators.

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Pizzi Spelling Variations


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Pizzi Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Pizzi include Piccini, Piccin, Piccinni, Piccinno, Piccioli, Picciolo, Piccioni, Picciocchi, Piccitto, Picciallo, Picciulli, Picciullo, Picciuzzo, Pizzini, Pizzin, Pizzoli, Pizzolo, Pizzioli, Pizziolo, Pizziol, Piccinelli, Piccinini, Piccinino, Piccinin, Piccinato, Pizzinelli, Pizzinini, Pizzolotto and many more.

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Pizzi Early History


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Pizzi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pizzi research. More information is included under the topic Early Pizzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pizzi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pizzi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Nicol Piccinino, a mercenary captain born in 1386 in Perugia. In order to make peace with the troops of Francesco Sforza, Piccinino allowed his daughter to marry Sforza. Nevertheless, his troops were overcome by those of Sforza in 1444 and Nicol was so grief...

Another 140 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pizzi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pizzi or a variant listed above:

Pizzi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adolfo Pizzi, aged 27, who landed in America from Pescaglia, Italy, in 1909
  • Alfonso Pizzi, aged 34, who landed in America from Chicti, Italy, in 1910
  • Adamo Pizzi, aged 35, who emigrated to America from S. Angelo w Grotte, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandro Pizzi, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Bisignano, Italy, in 1912
  • Amadio Pizzi, aged 38, who landed in America from L. Angelio in Grotte, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pizzi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pizzi (post 1700)



  • Anthony Pizzi, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988
  • Alessandro Pizzi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Pizzi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pizzi 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 28 July 2016 at 13:09.

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