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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : of uncertain etymology; possibly from riccia ‘ruff’, with the definite article la, or from a female form of Riccio. Alternatively, it could be a habitational name from Ariccia in Rome province, which was known as L’Ariccia until the beginning of the 20th century, or alternatively from riccia ‘ruff’, with the definite article.

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