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The Italian name Raggiani 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 Raggiani was a nickname that later became a surname.

Raggiani Early Origins



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

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Raggiani Spelling Variations


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Raggiani Spelling Variations



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

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Raggiani Early History


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Raggiani Early History



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

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Raggiani Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raggiani Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the Raggiani 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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    The Raggiani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raggiani 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 8 September 2014 at 08:30.

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