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Alternate Surname Spellings:

RICCI, RICCIO, RIZZI, RIZZA, RISSO, RICCELLI, RICCIARELLI, RICCETTI, RICCINI, RICCIOLI, RICCIOLINO, RICCIULLI, RICCIOTTI, RICCIONI, RICCIUTO, RICCERI, RICCITIELLO, RIZZELLO, RIZZIELLO RIZZETTI, RIZZETTO, RIZZINI, RIZZOLI, RIZZOLA, RIZZOTTI, RIZZONI, RIZZONE, RIZZARI, RIZZATO, RIZZIERI, RIZZUTI, RISSOLO

Surname Origin:

Meaning & Origin:

Rizzo is a variant of the common Italian surname RICCI, which is derived from the Italian adjective ricco, meaning "curly." In other words, a nickname for someone with curly hair.

Last Name Meaning & Genealogy Links for the Surname RIZZO

Genealogy Resources for the Surname RIZZO:

Meanings of Common Italian Surnames
Uncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins for the most common Italian surnames.

RIZZO Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of Rizzo ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - RIZZO Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Rizzo surname.

RIZZO Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Rizzo surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - RIZZO Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - RIZZO Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - RIZZO Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Rizzo.

MyCinnamonToast.com - RIZZO Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the Rizzo surname.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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