RICCI - Surname Meaning and Family History

What Does the Last Name Ricci Mean?

The Ricci surname often originated as a nickname for someone with curly hair.
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Derived from the Italian adjective ricco, meaning "curly," the Ricci surname and its variations are a nickname for someone with curly hair. A patronymic or plural form of Riccio.

Surname Origin: Italian

Alternate Surname Spellings: RICCIO, RIZZI, RIZZO, 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
 

Famous People with the Surname RICCI

Genealogy Resources for the Surname RICCI

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.

Ricci Family Crest - It's Not What You Think
Contrary to what you may hear, there is no such thing as a Ricci family crest or coat of arms for the Ricci surname. Coats of arms are granted to individuals, not families, and may rightfully be used only by the uninterrupted male line descendants of the person to whom the coat of arms was originally granted.

RICCI Family Genealogy Forum
This free message board is focused on descendants of Ricci ancestors around the world. Search the archives for messages related to your Ricci ancestors, or join the group and post your own query.

FamilySearch - RICCI Genealogy
Explore over 680,000 results from digitized historical records and lineage-linked family trees related to the Ricci surname and variations on this free website hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

RICCI Surname Mailing List
This free mailing list for researchers of the Ricci surname and its variations offers subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

DistantCousin.com - RICCI Genealogy & Family History
Explore free databases and genealogy links for the last name Ricci.

GeneaNet - Ricci Records
GeneaNet includes archival records, family trees, and other resources for individuals with the Ricci surname, with a concentration on records and families from France and other European countries.

The Ricci Genealogy and Family Tree Page
Browse genealogy records and links to genealogical and historical records for individuals with the Ricci surname from the website of Genealogy Today.
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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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