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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cannizzaro

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From Sicilian Cannizzaru. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

  1. (feminine only) A small town in the province of Catania in Sicily, in the municipality of Aci Castello.
  2. A surname​.
  3. (masculine only) Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826–1910), Italian chemist noted for the Cannizzaro reaction.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cannizzaro

Chris Cannizzaro is a baseball. Chris was born on May 3rd, 1938 in Oakland, California.


Stanislao Cannizzaro was a scientist in the field of chemistry. Stanislao was born on July 13th, 1826 in Palermo. He died on May 10th, 1910.


Massimo Cannizzaro is a soccer player for the SC Fortuna Köln, FC Köln II, MSV Duisburg, KFC Uerdingen 05, Kickers Emden, Hamburger SV II, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Holstein Kiel, and TuS Koblenz. Massimo was born on April 3rd, 1981 in Cologne.


Loris Cannizzaro is a sports team member for the U.S. Catanzaro 1929.


Julien Cannizzaro is an athlete for the Avondale FC.


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Popularity of Cannizzaro as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cannizzaro U.S.
  White 93.65% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cannizzaro

People with the last name Cannizzaro are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cannizzaro

  • How Popular is the name Cannizzaro? As a last name Cannizzaro was the 15,483rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Cannizzaro? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Cannizzaro was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Cannizzaro: Your name in reverse order is Orazzinnac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aozncianrz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cannizzaro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,891 people with the last name Cannizzaro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cannizzaro? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cannizzaro as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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