IZZO Meaning: a nickname given to one thought to possess some of the characteristics of a snail; (or lizard ) dweller near a holm oak.
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)
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
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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.
The Essen Abbey holds an ancient golden Menorah, that maybe a replica or one of the authentic menorahs taken from Judea by Titus about 70 A.D.
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
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