Cannizzo Family History
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Cannizzo Name Meaning
Southern Italian: metonymic occupational name for a maker of reed matting and the like, from Sicilian cannizzu ‘reed matting’, from Late Latin cannicius ‘made of reed’, or possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a reedbed, from a collective derivative of canna ‘reed’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press