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Type Surname
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. /ˈtɔt.tsi/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsTozzo, Tozzino, Tozzini, Tozzola, Tozzoli, Tozzoni

Meaning & History

Derived from the Italian adjective tozzo meaning "squat; stocky" and also "chunk; hunk", both from Latin túndere meaning "to dent" or from Slavic stotz meaning "stump".

It can also derive from Medieval given names like Lutozzo, Albertozzo or from a person named Roberto, Alberto or Dagoberto, whose nickname was actually Tozzo.

A famous bearer is Umberto Tozzi (1952-) an Italian pop and rock singer and composer.
Added 5/20/2011 by anonymous
Edited 4/8/2021 by Frollein Gladys, HL and Felie