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The Riccardi surname comes from the personal (first) name Riccardo, which is the Italian cognate of Richard.

Riccardi Early Origins



The surname Riccardi was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized the island in 735 B. C. and Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. The Carthaginians arrived in 410, followed by the Romans. After the decline of Rome, the island was under the power of the Saracens. Then in 1057, Sicily was conquered by the Normans. The time of conquest is said to be Sicily's brightest hour, having made the Sicilians the leading Maritime power in the Mediterranean and King Roger of Sicily one of Europe's greatest kings. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Riccardi Spelling Variations


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Riccardi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rizzardi, Riccardi, Riccardo, Ricciardi, Ricciardo, Riccardini, Ricciardella, Rizzardini, Cardini, Cardazzo and many more.

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Riccardi Early History


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Riccardi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riccardi research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1449, 1585, 1639, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Riccardi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riccardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riccardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riccardi 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Cardino, who came to Ontario in 1871; Vincenzo Ricciardi, who came to New York, NY in 1893; Giuseppe Ricciardi, who settled in New York, NY in 1893.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riccardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riccardi (post 1700)



  • Franco Riccardi (b. 1905), Italian fencer, 1936 Olympic champion in epee
  • Arturo Riccardi (1878-1966), Italian admiral during World War II
  • Luigi Riccardi (1807-1877), Italian painter, and professor at the Brera
  • Marino Riccardi (b. 1958), politician in the nation (city state) of San Marino, where has been a captain-regent twice

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. 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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Riccardi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riccardi 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 8 December 2016 at 21:04.

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