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Early Origins of the Riccio family

The surname Riccio 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 Riccio family

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Riccio 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 Riccio family

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
  • Michelangelo Ricciolino (1654-1715), an Italian painter of the Baroque period

Riccio Ranking

In the United States, the name Riccio is the 9,091st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Riccio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riccio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alfonso Riccio, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • A. Riccio, aged 31, who landed in America from Italy, in 1893
  • Mattea Riccio, 31, who arrived in New York in 1896
Riccio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andrea Riccio, aged 23, who landed in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1906
  • Alberto Riccio, aged 25, who landed in America from Naples, Naples, Italy, in 1907
  • Agostino Riccio, aged 30, who landed in America from Cardito, Italy, in 1910
  • Agostino Riccio, aged 38, who settled in America from Sessa Aurcinca, Italy, in 1910
  • Adelina Riccio, aged 12, who landed in America from Palermo, Palermo, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Riccio (post 1700) +

  • Vincent Riccio (1919-1985), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 51st District, 1969-74 2
  • Thomas P. Riccio, American multimedia artist and academic
  • Dennis Riccio, the eighth head football coach for the Frostburg State University Bobcats
  • Luigi Riccio (b. 1977), Italian association footballer
  • Eros Riccio (b. 1977), Italian International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster

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