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Where did the Italian Rapha'el family come from? What is the Italian Rapha'el family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rapha'el family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rapha'el family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Raffaele, Raffaeli, Raffačle, Raffačli, Raffačlo, Raffčlli, Rafčle, Raphačl, Raffačllo, Raphae'l, Raphaël and many more.
First found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries. Many notable scholars and prelates lived here. The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1060 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. It has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rapha'el research. Another 319 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1263, and 1535 are included under the topic Early Rapha'el History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Rapha'el Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rapha'el Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Rapha'el Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Rapha'el Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Rapha'el Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Rapha'el Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rapha'el 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.
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