Ricci History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ricci family

The surname Ricci 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.

Early History of the Ricci family

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Ricci Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Ricci family (pre 1700)

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 painter; Pietro Ricchi (1606-1675), an Italian painter of the Baroque period, born in Lucca; Archbishop Ricciulli who adopted the Roman...
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United States Ricci migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ricci Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alfonso Ricci, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Scapali, Italy, in 1893
  • Agata Ricci, aged 5, who settled in America from Selmerra, in 1897
  • Adolfo Ricci, aged 9, who landed in America from Vieste, in 1899
Ricci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adamo Ricci, aged 41, who landed in America from Fano, Italy, in 1904
  • Adelina Ricci, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Fayneto, Italy, in 1907
  • Alberto Ricci, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Crystal Falls, Mich., in 1907
  • Alfredo Ricci, aged 1, who landed in America from Fornoro Tars, Italy, in 1907
  • Annunziata Ricci, aged 50, who landed in America from Filattiera, Italy, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ricci (post 1700) +

  • Christina Ricci (b. 1980), Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe nominated American actress
  • Thomas J. Ricci, American politician, Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1992, 1996 [1]
  • Henry R. Ricci, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 1st District, 1975 [1]
  • Franco Maria Ricci (1937-2020), Italian art publisher and magazine editor
  • Luigi Ricci (1805-1859), Italian composer
  • Federico Ricci (1809-1877), Italian composer
  • Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734), Italian painter
  • Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), Italian missionary
  • Marco Ricci (1676-1730), Italian painter
  • Nina Ricci (1883-1970), French fashion designer of Italian descent
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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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