Early Origins of the Raffaele family
The surname Raffaele was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany
, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries. Many notable scholars and prelates lived here. The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1060 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. It has many museums and galleries. 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.
Early History of the Raffaele family
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Raffaele Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raffaele, Raffaeli, Raffaèle, Raffaèli, Raffaèlo, Raffèlli, Rafèle, Raphaèl, Raffaèllo, Raphae'l, Raphaël and many more.
Early Notables of the Raffaele family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raffaele family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Raffaele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Cecelia Raffaele, who settled in New York in 1906
Contemporary Notables of the name Raffaele (post 1700)
- Joseph Raffaele, founder of the American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York
- Thomas D. Raffaele, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 11th District; Elected 2009 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Carlo Raffaele (b. 1982), Italian football player
- Stefano Raffaele (b. 1970), Italian comic book artist