Rizzuti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rizzuti family

The surname Rizzuti 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 Rizzuti family

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Rizzuti 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 Rizzuti 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 Rizzuti family

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


Contemporary Notables of the name Rizzuti (post 1700) +

  • Anita Rizzuti, birth name of Anita Maflin, Norwegian amateur snooker player


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