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
that later became a surname.
The surname Raggio was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), an important port city, located in Liguria.
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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... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raggio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.