Surnames Riccio, Rizzi, Riccitelli, Ricciuto and more
Ricci is another frequent Italian surname, which coincides with the nickname riccio, meaning curly hair, with curlers. It was formed as a surname in the Middle Ages and spread throughout the Italian peninsula.
Other hypotheses maintain that it derives from the chestnut coating (riccio), alluding to someone who collects or sells chestnuts, or from an animal name since ‘riccio’ means porcupine, as a nickname with a derogatory connotation.
Riccio, Rizzi, Rizzo, Rizza, Rizzati, Risso, Lo Riccio, La Riccia, La Rizza, Ricciuto, Rizzuto