Origin of the surname Rossi
Who were the Rus? Who were the Varangians?
Vikings in the East
Rossi name in Italy - BattleHonors – “The army sent to quell the rising included ‘Dani, Rossi and Gualani’ (Danes, Russians, and (Welsh?).”
Rus, Ross, Rhos, Rhosi, Ros - Ross Again Viking Ross Ibn Fadlan The History and Origins of the Swedes Another Arab Description
The Varangians in Italy - Normans and Byzantines “The relations with their superiors deteriorated and unhappy with their pay and spoils, the Normans and the Varangians abandoned the Greek army in 1040”. Note: The Rossi surname seems to have appeared in Italy around 1000 AD or so.