Rizzotto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rizzotto family

The surname Rizzotto 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 Rizzotto family

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Rizzotto 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 Rizzotto 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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Migration of the Rizzotto family

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


Contemporary Notables of the name Rizzotto (post 1700) +

  • Vincent Michael Rizzotto (1931-2021), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston from 2001 to 2006


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