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Rizzotto Family Tree

Updated January 24, 2002

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Ok, this is what I found out its all speculative but here it goes.

Two themes always arose when I asked about the Rizzotto ancestry.

1) Grand father sailed off with 3-4 others ships one day and never returned home.

2) We had a relative impailed.

I found a battle of Constantinple (Istambul) which occured around 1248 A.D.

The occurance of the followinf accured on or about November 22, 1248 A.D.

Three (3) ships ran a gauntlet at the "Golden Horn". The ships were coming from the Black Sea to the Medditeranian.

The two forward ships made it passed. The last was hit by a cannon-ball and sank. The crew was beheaded and the Captain (Anthony Rizzo) was impailed by the road side as a warning to those opposed to Islamic way.

Since the Italian added a suffix to the descriptor name (Last name) to commemorate acts of valor, accomplishment of great importance and acts or honor and heroism. Chrisians were at war with the marruading Mulims.

In order to honor Anthony Rizzo. "Otto" was added thus "Rizzotto"

 
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