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Rizza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rizza family

The surname Rizza 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 Rizza family

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Rizza 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 Rizza 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 Rizza family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mattea Riccio, 31.

Contemporary Notables of the name Rizza (post 1700)

  • Giuseppe Rizza (b. 1987), Italian football defender
  • Gilda dalla Rizza (1892-1975), Italian soprano from Verona
  • Giovanni Battista Rizza (b. 1924), Italian mathematician, known for his work in complex analysis of several variables and in differential geometry, developer of the Rizza manifold
  • Margaret Rizza (b. 1929), English composer of church music

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