Rizzotti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rizzotti family

The surname Rizzotti 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 Rizzotti family

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Rizzotti 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 Rizzotti 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 painter; Pietro Ricchi (1606-1675), an Italian painter of the Baroque period, born in Lucca; Archbishop Ricciulli who adopted the Roman...
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United States Rizzotti migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rizzotti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ruggero Rizzotti, aged 12, originally from Trasaghis, Udine, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genoa, Italy [1]
  • Alfieri Rizzotti, aged 10, originally from Trasaghis, Udine, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genoa, Italy [2]
  • Constante Rizzotti, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Belvedere" from Trieste, Italy [3]
  • Francesco Rizzotti, aged 30, originally from Messina, Sicily, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Palermo, Italy [4]
  • Salvatore Rizzotti, aged 19, originally from Balestrate, Italy, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Naples, Italy [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rizzotti (post 1700) +

  • Matthew R. Rizzotti (b. 1985), American former professional baseball player
  • Jennifer Marie Rizzotti (b. 1974), retired American collegiate and professional basketball player, current Division I coach at George Washington University
  • Alfredo Rullo Rizzotti (1909-1972), Brazilian artist, that worked with painting, drawing and interior design


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-34S : 6 December 2014), Ruggero Rizzotti, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-343 : 6 December 2014), Alfieri Rizzotti, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64X-V3V : 6 December 2014), Constante Rizzotti, 16 Sep 1919; citing departure port Trieste, Italy, arrival port New York, ship name Belvedere, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HD-JJ6 : 6 December 2014), Francesco Rizzotti, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6L5-T38 : 6 December 2014), Salvatore Rizzotti, 19 Oct 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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