Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2014

Where did the Portuguese Rapoza family come from? What is the Portuguese Rapoza family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rapoza family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rapoza family history?

The noble Portuguese surname Rapoza is of nickname origin, as it is derived from a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Rapoza comes directly from the Portuguese word "Rapoza," translated as "male fox" and in turn derived from the Portuguese "raboso" meaning "tail," with reference to the beautiful furry tail of that animal.

 More

Spelling variations of this family name include: Raposos, Raposa, Raposas, Rapoza, Rapozo and others.

First found in the regions of Portugal. The Rapoza family were descended from the barons of Meneses and prospered throughout the Middle Ages.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rapoza research. Another 325 words(23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rapoza History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rapoza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alvaro Raposo who settled in Dominican Republic in 1513; Gaspar Raposo who arrived in Florida with his brother Simon in 1563; Manuel Raposo who settled in Puerto Rico in 1860.

 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Rapoza Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Rapoza Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Rapoza Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Rapoza Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Rapoza Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Rapoza Armorial History with Frame
Rapoza Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  2. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  11. ...

The Rapoza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rapoza 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

©2000-2014 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.


Sign Up


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is