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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, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Clorindo, Felice, Geremia, Guiseppe Ricci, Angelo Riccio, Maria Antonia, Matilde, Ros Antonio, and Rasario Rizzo, all 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
  • Francesco Rizzo, who came to 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
  • ... (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
  • John Joseph Rizzo, American Democrat politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives 19th District 2012
  • Gaetano Rizzo, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1938
  • Frank Lazarro Rizzo (1920-1991), American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1972-80; Defeated, 1983, 1987
  • Frank J. Rizzo, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 13th District, 1954, 1956
  • Frank Rizzo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964; Chair of Gloucester County Democratic Party, 1959
  • ... (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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. 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 23 November 2016 at 11:56.

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