Rizzo Family History

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Rizzo Name Meaning

Italian: variant of Riccio.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Rizzio, Pizzo, Rizza, Risso, Lizzio, Ezzo, Rio, Ruzzo, Rizzi, Pizza

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Rizzo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rizzo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rizzo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Rizzo Family Origin

Where is the Rizzo family from?

Rizzo Family Occupations

What did your Rizzo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rizzo occupation in the USA was Barber. 20% of Rizzo's were Barbers. Barber, Butcher and Fruit Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rizzo. A less common occupation for the Rizzo family was Professor Of Music.

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  • Barber

  • Butcher

  • Fruit Dealer

  • Professor Of Music


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rizzo ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rizzo Historical Records

What Rizzo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Rizzo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rizzo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Rizzo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Rizzo. For the veterans among your Rizzo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rizzo Life Expectancy

What is the average Rizzo lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rizzo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rizzo in 1947 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rizzo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rizzo ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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