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Where did the Italian Rizo family come from? What is the Italian Rizo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rizo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rizo family history?
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rizo research. Another 25 words(2 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1542, 1605, 1576, 1470, 1532, 1516, 1567, 1606, 1675, 1580, 1619, 1682, 1654, 1715, 1676, 1730, 1659, 1734, 1552 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Rizo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 259 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rizo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rizo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Rizo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Rizo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rizo 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.
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