Rossi (surname)

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For other uses, see Rossi (disambiguation).

Rossi [ˈrossi] is an Italian surname, said to be the most common surname in Italy. Due to the diaspora, it is also very common in other countries such as the Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Switzerland, the United States and Uruguay. "Rossi" is the plural of Rosso (meaning red, in Italian), although it is argued the surname derives from another source.

It is also a Finnish surname, not connected with the Italian one.

Rossi has been used frequently by various historical sources as The Rossi or Varangian Rossi in reference to an originally Scandinavian tribe that purportedly gave rise to the people known as the Rus.

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Some variations derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names commonly end in "i" whereas Southern names commonly end in "o". Other variations derived from medieval scribes spelling names based on how they sounded instead of how they were actually spelled. Recorded variations (in alphabetical order): De Rossi, De Rubeis, De Russi, De Russo, Del Rossi, Del Rosso, Della Rossa, DeRossi, Di Rosso, Di Russo, La Russa, Larussa, Lo Russo, Lorusso, Rossa, Rossato, Rosselini, Rosselino, Rosselli, Rossello, Rossetti, Rossetto, Rossillo, Rossini, Rossit, Rossitti, Rossitto, Rosso, Rossoni, Rossotto, Roussini, Rubiu, Ruggiu, Ruiu, Ruju, Russa, Russello, Russetti, Russi, Russiani, Russino, Russo, and Russotti. [1]

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  • Néstor Rossi (1925–2007), Argentine football (soccer) player and manager;

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rossi Family Crest and Name History". House Of Names. Retrieved 25 April 2011.