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Where did the Italian Raffo family come from? What is the Italian Raffo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Raffo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Raffo family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffo, Ruvo, DeRuvo, DeRuffo, De Ruffo, Di Ruffo, Ruffola and many more.
First found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry and of Norman extraction. They were described as a Norman Magna Domus. Serio o Sigerio Ruffo was Marshall of Calabria during the reign of Frederido II of Sicily.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raffo research. Another 176 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1233, 1235, 1316, 1406, 1508, 1544, 1563, 1572, and 1587 are included under the topic Early Raffo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 129 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raffo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Raffo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Raffo Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Raffo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raffo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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