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Rossi Surname Meaning & Origin:

A descriptive surname meaning red-haired or ruddy-complexioned individual, derived from the nickname rosso, meaning "red." Most common in northern Italy.

Surname Origin:

Alternate Surname Spellings:

ROSSO, ROSSA, RUSSI, RUSSO, RUGGIU, RUBIU, ROSSELLI, ROSSELLO, ROSSELLINI, RISSIELLO, ROSSILLO, ROSSETTI, ROSSETTO, ROSSETTINI, ROSSITTI, ROSSITTO, ROSSINI, ROSSINO, ROSSOTTI, ROSSOTTO, ROSSINI, ROSSONE, ROSSUTO, RUSSELLO, RUSSINO, RUSSOTTI, RUSSOTTO, RUSSIANI, RUSSOLILLO

Famous People with the Surname ROSSI:

  • Portia de Rossi - Australian actress born under the name Amanda Lee Rogers; wife of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres
  • Aldo Rossi - Italian architect
  • Valentino Rossi - Italian professional motorcycle racer

Genealogy Resources for the Surname ROSSI:

Italian Surname Meanings & Origins
Uncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins.

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

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

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

Surname Finder - ROSSI Genealogy & Family Resources
Find links to free and commercial resources for the Rossi surname.

Cousin Connect - ROSSI Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Rossi, and sign up for free notification when new Rossi queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - ROSSI Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Rossi.

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