Rico History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rico family

The surname Rico 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 Rico family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rico research. More information is included under the topic Early Rico History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rico 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 Rico 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 Rico migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rico Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Rico, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1810 [1]
  • Juan Bautista Rico, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Anto Rico, aged 37, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Antonio Rico, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834 [1]
  • Francisco El Rico, who landed in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rico (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Ramon "Art" Rico (1895-1919), American Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Boston Braves from 1916 to 1917
  • Loly Rico, Canadian activist, President of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
  • Isidro Rico (b. 1961), Mexican Olympic marathon runner
  • Antonio Rico (1908-1988), Spanish chess player, eight times Asturian Champion
  • Sergio Rico González (b. 1993), Spanish footballer
  • Alfredo Rico Cruz (b. 1944), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Kansas City Royals in 1969
  • Efraím Rico Lizarazo (b. 1967), Colombian road cyclist
  • Rico Wolven (b. 1990), Dutch professional footballer
  • Rico Munn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000 [2]
  • Rico Conning, English producer, songwriter, sound designer, and guitarist

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Pedro Rico, aged 28, Bolivian Second Class passenger from Cochabamba, Bolivia who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible D [3]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Guadalupe Augustine Rico, American Seaman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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