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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



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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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