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Risso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Risso family


The surname Risso 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 Risso family


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Risso 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 Risso 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...
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Migration of the Risso family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Risso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carmela Risso, aged 2, who arrived in America from Cefala Diano, Italy, in 1900
  • Francesco Risso, aged 45, who arrived in America from Genoa, in 1903
  • Elena Risso, aged 23, who arrived in America from Abscio, Italy, in 1907
  • Caroline Risso, aged 9, who arrived in America from St Marzanotto, Italy, in 1909
  • Daniele Risso, aged 24, who arrived in America from Marseille, France, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Risso (post 1700)


  • Roberto Risso (1925-2010), born Pietro Roberto Strub, an Italian actor
  • Juan Risso (b. 1942), Argentine footballer who competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Eduardo G. Risso Salaverría (b. 1925), Uruguayan silver medalist rower at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Alejandro Risso (b. 1988), Argentine footballer
  • Albert J. Risso, Gibraltarian trade unionist and politician
  • Eduardo Risso (b. 1959), Argentine comic book artist
  • Ignacio Risso (b. 1977), Uruguayan football player
  • Giuseppe Antonio Risso (1777-1845), French Niçard naturalist, eponym of Risso's dolphin

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