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

Pizzo Early Origins



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

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Pizzo Spelling Variations


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Pizzo 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 Pizzo 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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Pizzo Early History


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Pizzo Early History



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

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Pizzo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pizzo 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 Pizzo 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 Pizzo or a variant listed above:

Pizzo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Pizzo, aged 9, who landed in America from Omantea, in 1905
  • Aniello Pizzo, aged 24, who settled in America from Ciceiano, Caserto, in 1905
  • Alfonso Pizzo, aged 17, who landed in America from Cinisi, Sicily, in 1909
  • Angela Pizzo, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Monreale, Sicily, in 1910
  • Angela Pizzo, aged 30, who settled in America from Patenza, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pizzo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pizzo (post 1700)



  • Howard Pizzo, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012
  • Francis Pizzo, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Griswold; Elected 1948
  • Rose Pizzo (b. 1932), Italian-American author
  • Rick Pizzo, American sports broadcaster
  • Angelo Pizzo, American screen writer and film producer
  • Eraldo Pizzo (b. 1938), Italian Olympic water polo player
  • Noelia Beatriz Artigas Pizzo (b. 1989), team handball goalkeeper from Uruguay, member of the Uruguay women's national handball team
  • Mickaël Pizzo (b. 1979), retired French professional football player
  • Manuela Pizzo (b. 1991), team handball player from Argentina

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pizzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pizzo 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 13 October 2015 at 10:55.

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