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The noble Portuguese surname Rapoza is of nickname origin, as it is derived from a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Rapoza comes directly from the Portuguese word "Rapoza," translated as "male fox" and in turn derived from the Portuguese "raboso" meaning "tail," with reference to the beautiful furry tail of that animal.

Rapoza Early Origins



The surname Rapoza was first found in the regions of Portugal. The Rapoza family were descended from the barons of Meneses and prospered throughout the Middle Ages.

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Rapoza Spelling Variations


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Rapoza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raposos, Raposa, Raposas, Rapoza, Rapozo and others.

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Rapoza Early History


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Rapoza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rapoza research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rapoza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rapoza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rapoza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rapoza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rapoza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Rapoza, aged 50, arrived in New York City in 1896 aboard the ship "Oevenum" from St. Miguel [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQR-4Y8 : 6 December 2014), Maria Rapoza, 25 May 1896; citing departure port St. Miguel, arrival port New York City, ship name Oevenum, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Rapoza Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amelia Rapoza, aged 9, originally from St. Michael's, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Dona Maria" from St. Michael [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXDT-CQ3 : 6 December 2014), Amelia Rapoza, 23 Jan 1900; citing departure port St. Michael, arrival port New York, ship name Dona Maria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maria Rapoza, aged 13, originally from St. Michael's, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Dona Maria" from St. Michael [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXDT-Z3D : 6 December 2014), Maria Rapoza, 23 Jan 1900; citing departure port St. Michael, arrival port New York, ship name Dona Maria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alfredo Rapoza, aged 1, originally from St. Michael's, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Dona Maria" from St. Michael [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXDT-Z38 : 6 December 2014), Alfredo Rapoza, 23 Jan 1900; citing departure port St. Michael, arrival port New York, ship name Dona Maria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rapoza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rapoza (post 1700)



  • Phillip Rapoza, American former jurist, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court (1998-2015)

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Rapoza Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQR-4Y8 : 6 December 2014), Maria Rapoza, 25 May 1896; citing departure port St. Miguel, arrival port New York City, ship name Oevenum, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXDT-CQ3 : 6 December 2014), Amelia Rapoza, 23 Jan 1900; citing departure port St. Michael, arrival port New York, ship name Dona Maria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXDT-Z3D : 6 December 2014), Maria Rapoza, 23 Jan 1900; citing departure port St. Michael, arrival port New York, ship name Dona Maria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXDT-Z38 : 6 December 2014), Alfredo Rapoza, 23 Jan 1900; citing departure port St. Michael, arrival port New York, ship name Dona Maria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Rapoza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rapoza 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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