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

Ricciardi Early Origins



The surname Ricciardi 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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Ricciardi Spelling Variations


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Ricciardi 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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Ricciardi Early History


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Ricciardi Early History



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

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Ricciardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ricciardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ricciardi 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 were:

Ricciardi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Vincenzo Ricciardi, who came to New York, NY in 1893
  • Giuseppe Ricciardi, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
  • Giovanni Ricciardi, who came to New York, NY in 1893
  • Giacomo Ricciardi, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
  • Donato Ricciardi, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893

Ricciardi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nicola Ricciardi, who settled in West Virginia in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ricciardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ricciardi (post 1700)



  • John Paul Ricciardi (b. 1959), American Major League Baseball executive, special assistant to New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, former General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Carmen Ricciardi, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1978
  • Romano Ricciardi, Italian/Swiss Jazz-Saxophonist
  • Giovanni Ricciardi (b. 1977), Italian painter from Castellammare di Stabia, Province of Naples
  • Giovanni Ricciardi (b. 1968), Italian cellist
  • Armando Ricciardi (b. 1905), Italian Olympic boxer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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    The Ricciardi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ricciardi 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 30 November 2015 at 22:05.

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