Rossi (surname)

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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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, 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[citation needed] as The Rus or Varangian Rus in reference to an originally Scandinavian tribe that purportedly gave rise to the people known as the Rus, modern Russian.

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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 , Del Rossi, Del Rosso, Della Rossa, DeRossi, Di Rosso, Rossa, Rossato, Rosselini, Rosselino, Rosselli, Rossello, Rossetti, Rossetto, Rossillo, Rossini, Rossit, Rossitti, Rossitto, Rosso, Rossoni, Rossotto, Rubiu, Ruggiu, Ruiu, Ruju, [1]

Geographical distribution[edit]

As of 2014, 63.2% of all known bearers of the surname Rossi were residents of Italy (frequency 1:176), 13.2% of Brazil (1:2,807), 6.7% of the United States (1:9,854), 6.3% of Argentina (1:1,240) and 3.5% of France (1:3,492).

In Italy, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:176) in the following regions:

In Argentina, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:1,240) in the following provinces:

In Uruguay, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:1,333) in the following departments:

In Finland, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:2,251) in the following regions:

In Brazil, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:2,807) in the following states:[2]

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References[edit]

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