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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.

Raggi Early Origins



The surname Raggi was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), an important port city, located in Liguria.

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Raggi Early History


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Raggi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raggi research. More information is included under the topic Early Raggi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raggi Spelling Variations


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Raggi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raggi, Raggio, Raggia, Raggiani, Raggiante and many more.

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Raggi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raggi Early Notables (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...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 "Scandia".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raggi (post 1700)


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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- [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gonippo Raggi (1875-1959), Italian artist and muralist
  • Andrea Raggi (b. 1984), Italian football defender

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