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

Raggio Early Origins



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

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Raggio Spelling Variations


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Raggio Spelling Variations



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

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Raggio Early History


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Raggio Early History



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

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Raggio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raggio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the Raggio 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 were:

Raggio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barthelemew Raggio, who landed in Mississippi in 1842
  • Peter Raggio, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843
  • Angelo Raggio, aged 74, who landed in America from Albano Luc, Italy, in 1896

Raggio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Brigida Raggio, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Ottoriano, in 1901
  • Antonio Raggio, aged 22, who landed in America from S. Colembano, Italy, in 1904
  • Celestina Raggio, aged 24, who emigrated to America from S Colombano Certeroli, Italy, in 1907
  • Caterina Maria Raggio, aged 19, who landed in America from Cemofsi, Italy, in 1912
  • Antonio Raggio, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Breaganze, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raggio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raggio (post 1700)



  • William J. Raggio, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1970; Presidential Elector for Nevada, 2000
  • L. A. Raggio, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1960
  • Grier Raggio, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 32nd District, 2010
  • Carl Raggio, American politician, Mayor of Glendale, California, 1988-89, 1992-93

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The Raggio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raggio 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 14 January 2016 at 03:21.

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