The surname Rappa was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging
society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Apollonia Rapp, who emigrated from the Palatinate region to New York in 1710; Bernhard Rapp, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741; Christian Rapp, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1804.