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The meaning of the surname Izzo, Ezzo and Azzo

Postby Dan Izzo » 15 Jul 2014, 10:47

Hello:

Why since 2003 are certain sources claiming that the family surname Izzo and Ezzo are from the Sicilian word for plaster , jizzu and that somehow gets jumbled to mean a racial slur, dark skinned egyptian s word ?

Few Izzos or Ezzos live in Sicily, most live in Naples and Lombardy.

I am concerned that the alleged racial slur jissu or jizzu is made up as jizzu or jissu means plaster anyways, but certain websites are claiming jizzu means dark skniined egyptian s word, defame the Izzo or Ezzo surname since 2003 is because a famous criminal prosecutor is in Naples Italy and his last name is Izzo.

This is what Wikipedia says about the meaning of the surname Ezzo or Azzo ( Izzo is a variant of Ezzo and Ezzo is a variant of Azzo )


The surname IZZO is a variation of Ezzo, Azzo, Erizzo, Rizzo, Loizzo and Obizzo.


EZZO: " Derived from a Germanic name Azzo, based on the element z , which originates debated; between the various hypotheses are:
ipocoristico of other names for the starting or for at-to-
derived from the element athal ("nobility", "seed")
derived from the element atta ("father")
derived from the root Ansuz ("god")
The name had a certain spread in Italy in the Middle Ages, when it was carried by at least a dozen members of the House of Este. One of its variants Germanic, Adso, is quite well known for being used by Umberto Eco for his character of The Name of the Rose, Adso of Melk (whose name was chosen by the similarity with Eco Watson. the same element name also dates back to the Ezzelino, which is reported by some sources as a variant of Azzo."


reference: EZZO, Wikipedia Italy


Izzo or Ezzo Surname

IZZO Meaning: a nickname given to one thought to possess some of the characteristics of a snail; (or lizard ) dweller near a holm oak.

A source from Italy : Famiglia Izzo - Origine cognome Izzo - Scheda Araldica says
Storia, genealogica, araldica e stemma della famiglia: Izzo (Italia)


Title: Knights

Ancient bell family, which, to say the least to some historians, it
would be a branch of the noble family Rizzo, a descendant, in turn,
according to tradition, by Ritius Roman patricians, who, as a result
of the barbarian invasions, they took new home on the coast Coast,
where the branch originated in Naples. Anyway, leaving aside for a
moment the previous hypothesis, this family was, probably, decorated with knighthood, as a result of participation, characterized by

Also see Wikipedia

Ezzo (c.?955 – 21 March 1034), sometimes called Ehrenfried, Count
Palatine of Lotharingia of the Ezzonen dynasty, brother-in-law of
Emperor Otto III, father of Queen Richeza of Poland and many other
illustrious children, is undoubtedly one of the most important figures
of the Rhenish History of his time.


Izzo

IZZO Meaning: a nickname given to one thought to possess some of the characteristics of a snail; (or lizard ) dweller near a holm oak.

Source Meaning-Of-Names.com

Izzo and Loizzo

" The snail " Source American Surnames Elsdon Smith 1969

A source from Italy : Famiglia Izzo - Origine cognome Izzo - Scheda Araldica says Storia, genealogica, araldica e stemma della famiglia: Izzo (Italia)

Title: Knights

Ancient bell family, which, to say the least to some historians, it would be a branch of the noble family Rizzo, a descendant, in turn, according to tradition, by Ritius Roman patricians, who, as a result of the barbarian invasions, they took new home on the coast Coast, where the branch originated in Naples. Anyway, leaving aside for a moment the previous hypothesis, this family was, probably, decorated with knighthood, as a result of participation, characterized by

Also see Wikipedia

Ezzo (c.?955 – 21 March 1034), sometimes called Ehrenfried, Count Palatine of Lotharingia of the Ezzonen dynasty, brother-in-law of Emperor Otto III, father of Queen Richeza of Poland and many other illustrious children, is undoubtedly one of the most important figures of the Rhenish History of his time.

Duden Dictionary Online says:

the name Izzy means Jew or Jewish

Izzy, the Part of speech : Noun, masculine

Nach oben Synonyms to Izzy Jew , Jewess

Nach oben Origin after the male first names Isaac, Hebrew Yi??aq

The 2003 definition from the Dictionary of American Surnames saying the surname Izzo was a vairiant of Jissum Jizzu or Izzu is different from other text definitions that go back to the 1980s, and is wrong, offensive and made up. The Sicilian word for plaster is jissu, or jizzu ( not izzu ), even if some Izzo's were masons or plasterers, surnames were formed about the year 1400 A.D. Claiming gesso the sicilian word for gypsum translated into Egyptian, then claim a racial slur, dark skinned slaves is a racial slur and wrong. There is an Izzi people in Nigeria and Jizzu citiy in South Sudan, Africa or the Ezo people of Japan , it doesn't mean the Izzo surname is from these people.

Ezio is an Italian masculine name, originating from the Latin name Aetius. Flavius Aetius (c. 396–454), Roman general, Aetius could mean like an eagle.

The Izzo family was mainly from Naples Italy and in the north near Switzeland in in Lombardy Italy.. In April 2014, I spoke with Mrs Herbert Izzo, wife of Dr. Herbert Izzo,, a languages and linguistics Professor formerly of U of Michigan, and she said Dr. Izzo thought the surname, " Izzo" is a variation of the surname Rizzo, that means "curly, supporting the source from Italy cited above.

Dr. Herbert John Izzo was an expert and Romance languages and an author.

reference

Dr. Izzo Herbert J. Izzo, formerly Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, passed away in May, 2009. He studied Romance languages and linguistics at the University of Michigan as well as at the University of New Mexico and in Mexico and Italy. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Stanford, and University of Bucharest and completed dialect research in Italy and Spain. He was also a member of the LSA since 1956.

Duden Dictionary Online says:

the name Izzy means Jew or Jewish

Izzy, the

Part of speech : Noun, masculine

Use : Obsolete colloquial pejorative

Nach oben Importance
Jew

Nach oben Synonyms to Izzy
Jew , Jewess

Nach oben Pronunciation
Emphasis: ITZIG

Nach oben Origin
after the male first names Isaac, Hebrew Yi??aq

Nach oben Grammar
the Izzy; Genitive: the Itzig, plural: the Itzige
Nach oben Scroll

In the alphabet, before
I Tüpferl rider
Itzehoe
Itzehoer
Itzehoer
Itzehoerin

In the alphabet, then
itzo
itzt
itzund
iur.
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Italian surnames derived from names

Nomi e cognomi - Saggio di ricerche e Storiche etimologiche
(Names and Surnames - Etymologies and an index of surnames)
It is a book written by Angelo Bongioanni in 1928. Bongioanni made a very particular analysis about the origins of Italian surnames. He thinks that the name is always derived from a patronymic (father's name).
Some names are popular and traditional in some regions of Italy, but are unknown in others.Many names have fallen into disuse, but survive in the surnames, mainly the names of Germanic origin.


Izzo surname

RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Artieo - Search in the page Nº31 -- 32 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Guicciardo, Guiscardo - Search in the page Nº131 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Antonio - Search in the page Nº26 -- 27 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Federico - Search in the page Nº97 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Garibaldo - Search in the page Nº109 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Guido, Guidone, Guittone - Search in the page Nº132 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Maurizio - Search in the page Nº158 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Obizzo, Opizio - Search in the page Nº168 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Ampelio - Search in the page Nº21 RESULTS:
Surname izzo - Derived to the name Autari - Search in the page Nº35


Ezzo surname

RESULTS:
Surname ezzo - Derived to the name Matteo, Mattia - Search in the page Nº157 RESULTS:
Surname ezzo - Derived to the name Adalpreto (Ver Adalberto) - Search in the page Nº5


Rizzo surname

RESULTS:
Surname rizzo - Derived to the name Artieo - Search in the page Nº31 -- 32 RESULTS:
Surname rizzo - Derived to the name Federico - Search in the page Nº97 RESULTS:
Surname rizzo - Derived to the name Maurizio - Search in the page Nº158 RESULTS:
Surname rizzo - Derived to the name Autari - Search in the page Nº35


Azzo surname
RESULTS:
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Atto, Azzo, Azone, Azzone - Search in the page Nº34
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Acacio - Search in the page Nº2 -- 3
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Ezelino, Eccelino, Azzolino - Search in the page Nº94
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Baccio - Search in the page Nº37
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Bartolomeo - Search in the page Nº40
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Adalberto, Adelberto, Alberto, Etelberto - Search in the page Nº4
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Galasso, Galeazzo, Galeotto - Search in the page Nº106
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Emerenzio, Emerenziana - Search in the page Nº84
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Dalmazio, Dalmazzo - Search in the page Nº72
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Morando - Search in the page Nº162
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Innocente, Innocenzo - Search in the page Nº136
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Agapito, Agapeto, Agabito - Search in the page Nº9
Surname azzo - Derived to the name Bartolomeo - Search in the page Nº40


Hope this helps and we can remove the fake made up jizzu/jissu racial slur issue while protecting freedom of speech rights ( except for fraud et al )

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Re: The meaning of the surname Izzo, Ezzo and Azzo

Postby PeterTimber » 20 Aug 2014, 06:48

I admire your scholarship.
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Re: The meaning of the surname Izzo, Ezzo and Azzo

Postby carubia » 23 Aug 2014, 11:06

Azzo (or more usually D'Azzo) is common in parts of Sicily and Rizzo even more so, although I've never noticed a connection between the surnames, such as people in the same family with the different names. However, I have never seen Izzo or Ezzo there.

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Re: The meaning of the surname Izzo, Ezzo and Azzo

Postby waleeed00 » 16 Mar 2016, 06:13

Hope this helps and we can remove the fake made up jizzu/jissu racial slur issue while protecting freedom of speech rights ( except for fraud et al )
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