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The surname Racca was first found in various parts of Italy including early references in Emilia-Romagna, Venice, Bologna as well as in Lombardy and Tuscany. This name comes from the Italian word "ricco" meaning "curly." The name most likely referred to someone with curly hair.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rizzo, Ricci, Rizzi, Riccio, Rizza, Risso, Lo Riccio, Lo Rizzo, Lorizzo, La Riccia, La Rizza and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Racca research. Another 25 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1542, 1605, 1576, 1470, 1532, 1516, 1567, 1606, 1675, 1580, 1619, 1682, 1654, 1715, 1676, 1730, 1659, 1734, 1552 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Racca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family was Felice Riccio (1542-1605), an Italian painter of the late- Renaissance period; Antonello Riccio (active 1576), an Italian painter of the Renaissance period; Andrea Riccio ( c. 1470-1532) born Andrea Briosco, an Italian sculptor and occasional architect; Domenico Riccio (also known as Domenico Brusasorci (1516-1567), an Italian...

Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Racca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Racca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cristinzio Racca, aged 72, who arrived in America from Monterodune, Italy, in 1893

Racca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fiorentina Racca, aged 2, who arrived in America from Bonito, Italy, in 1912
  • Antonio Racca, aged 41, who arrived in America from Grothaminardo, Italy, in 1912
  • Cirillo Racca, aged 26, who arrived in America from Cocconato, Italy, in 1912
  • Giuseppe Racca, aged 40, who arrived in America from Vinovo, Italy, in 1914
  • Agusta Racca, aged 25, who arrived in America from Capriva, Italy, in 1924
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  • Mauro Racca (1912-1977), Italian two-time silver medalist fencer
  • Jorge Oscar Racca (b. 1971), Argentine retired male professional basketball player of Italian descent
  • Maurice Racca (b. 1922), French sport shooter at the 1956 Summer Olympics
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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. 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. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
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    The Racca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Racca 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.

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