Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2015

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, Raffaèle, Raffaèli, Raffaèlo, Raffèlli, Rafèle, Raphaèl, Raffaèllo, 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

  • Robert Raphael, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina sometime between 1763 and 1764

Rapha'el Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Raphael, who arrived in Boston or Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1820
  • Joseph Raphael, who settled in New York, NY in 1822
  • Solomon Raphael, who arrived in New York in 1839
  • James Raphael, who settled in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Levi Raphael, who arrived in America in 1847

Rapha'el Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Raphael arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Flora" in 1851

Rapha'el Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. Raphael arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864


Popular Family Crest Products
Rapha'el Armorial History With Coat of ArmsRapha'el Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Rapha'el Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageRapha'el Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Rapha'el Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesRapha'el Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Rapha'el Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainRapha'el Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Rapha'el Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugRapha'el Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Rapha'el Armorial History with FrameRapha'el Armorial History with Frame
Rapha'el Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsRapha'el Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products


  1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  11. ...

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.

This page was last modified on 4 November 2010 at 13:54.

Sign Up

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!