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Rizzo Early Origins



The surname Rizzo 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.

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Rizzo Spelling Variations


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Rizzo 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.

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Rizzo Early History


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Rizzo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rizzo 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 Rizzo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rizzo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rizzo Early Notables (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...

Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rizzo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rizzo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Rizzo, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Clorindo, Felice, Geremia, Guiseppe Ricci, Angelo Riccio, Maria Antonia, Matilde, Ros Antonio, and Rasario Rizzo, all, who arrived in New York city in 1881 aboard the SS Vincenzo Florio from Palermo
  • Angela Rizzo, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Alessand Rizzo, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Andres Rizzo, aged 31, who landed in America from Rometta, in 1899

Rizzo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francesco Rizzo, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francesco Rizzo, who setted in New York city in 1902
  • Andrea Rizzo, aged 26, who settled in America from South Pier Patti, Italy, in 1904
  • Jiovani Rizzo who arrived in Arkansas in 1905
  • Jiovani Rizzo, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rizzo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rizzo (post 1700)



  • Patti Rizzo (b. 1960), American professional golfer and golf instructor
  • Ermenigildo "Jilly" Rizzo (1917-1992), American restaurateur and entertainer
  • Anthony Rizzo (1918-2004), American film writer and director
  • Alberto Rizzo (1931-2004), American fashion photographer and painter
  • Megan Rizzo, American Republican politician, Candidate for Delaware State House of Representatives 19th District, 1998 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Joseph Rizzo, American Democrat politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives 19th District 2012 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gaetano Rizzo, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1938 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank Lazarro Rizzo (1920-1991), American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1972-80; Defeated, 1983, 1987 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank J. Rizzo, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 13th District, 1954, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank Rizzo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964; Chair of Gloucester County Democratic Party, 1959 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Rizzo


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Suggested Readings for the name Rizzo



  • The Descendants of Simpson-Roach Families of South Carolina by Max Perry.
  • A Roach Family History by Frank W. Medley.

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Rizzo Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Rizzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rizzo 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.

This page was last modified on 19 February 2017 at 16:29.

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