Rigoly
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sorry I press tab, aside from that I know a person with this name i think it is just another form of rigo, meaning black bird. What do you think.
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I can hardly believe Rigoly is a Hungarian surname, and even if it is, it is unrelated to the word rigó.
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A surname Rigoli exists in Northern Italy.
It is considered a variant of Righi.
Both Righi and Rigoli comes from a given name "Arrigo" that has a german origin.
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No longer going to refer to myself as man beast, You are absolutly right, and I fear that upon seeing Rigo in the R section I jumped to conclusions without really gathering any eveidance
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A cursory glance at the references produced by a websearch suggests France as the home of many of this name. However, I think M.Sagani has pinned it down. The Y ending is probably a "francisation" of an Italian surname, as with Stephane Grapelly, Jean-Luc Ponty, etc.
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A bit of ethno-linguistic background wouldn't come amiss. Are you referring to the Hungarian rigo?
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I have noticed tha in Hungary one cand find Rigely and of course Rigoly could b e a new spelling.
Italian Rigos are from Venice and Trieste region called in Italian Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. Rigo comes from the goven name Arrigo ( see the diction of Italian Surnames by Emidio De Felice).
I ignore the origin of the hungarian variant Rigo.
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Um... this is a bit embarassing, but I miss spelled it, it is spelled Rigoli, I'm terribly sorry. And you are right to ignore the Hungarian origin, for it is a varriant form of Arrigo.
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Sorry for mostakes:you must read "Dictionary of Italian Surnames instead of "diction".
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