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The surname Ruggeri comes from the Italian personal name Ruggiero of Germanic origin, derived from the Old German words "hrod," or "renown," and "ger," meaning "spear."
The surname Ruggeri was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world. 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. The surname Ruggeri and the English surname Rogers are of the same origin, both being derived from the Old German first name Rodger. The name Rodger is, itself, from the Old Norse "Hordgeirr," meaning "glory," or "spear." Ruggeri means, simply, "son of Roger."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruggero, Ruggieri, Ruggiero, Ruggier, Ruggieri, Roggeri, Roggero, Roggiero, Roglieri, Ruggero and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruggeri research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1693, 1829, 1550, 1570, 1630, 1698, 1653, 1711, 1661, 1697, 1663, 1719, 1662 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Ruggeri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was Guido Ruggeri (active 1550s), an Italian engraver, active in his native Bologna, pupil of Francesco Francia; Giulio Ruggieri, who acted as nuncio to Pope Pius V, mediating with the Polish King Sigismund in 1570; Francesco Ruggieri ( c. 1630-1698), early Italian luther whose family...
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruggeri Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ruggeri Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Ruggeri Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruggeri 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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