The Italian name Raggi derives from the term "raggio" which refers to "a beam or ray of light," such as the points of a star. It is supposed that Raggi was a nickname
that later became a surname.
Early Origins of the Raggi family
The surname Raggi was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), an important port city, located in Liguria.
Early History of the Raggi family
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Raggi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raggi, Raggio, Raggia, Raggiani, Raggiante and many more.
Early Notables of the Raggi family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the Raggi surname in this era include Cardinal Lorenzo Raggi (1615-1687), of the senatorial family from Genoa, who was made a Cardinal in 1647, and was "Chiesa Legato di Romagna" or Church legate of the Romagna region from 1676-1686; Octaviano Raggi (1592-1643) of Genoa, created... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raggi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Raggi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barthelemew Raggio, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1842; Geovani Raggio, whose Oath was recorded in Philadelphia in 1855; Andrea Raggi, age 30, who arrived in America on May. 11, 1891, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Raggi (post 1700)
- Reena Raggi (b. 1951), American federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Reena Raggi (b. 1951), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1987-2002; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 2002- CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Gonippo Raggi (1875-1959), Italian artist and muralist
- Andrea Raggi (b. 1984), Italian football defender