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The surname Ruggiero comes from the Italian personal name Ruggiero of Germanic origin, derived from the Old German words "hrod," or "renown," and "ger," meaning "spear."

Ruggiero Early Origins



The surname Ruggiero 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 Ruggiero 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." Ruggiero means, simply, "son of Roger."

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Ruggiero Spelling Variations


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Ruggiero Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruggero, Ruggieri, Ruggiero, Ruggier, Ruggieri, Roggeri, Roggero, Roggiero, Roglieri, Ruggero and many more.

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Ruggiero Early History


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Ruggiero Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruggiero research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1693, 1829, 1511, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1630, 1698, 1653, 1711, 1661, 1697, 1663, 1719, 1662 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Ruggiero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruggiero Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruggiero Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Bernardo Ruggieri, an Italian Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Sora (1511-1530); 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...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruggiero 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:

Ruggiero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giuseppe Ruggiero, aged 39, who came to New York in 1882
  • Salvatore Ruggiero, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1882

Ruggiero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonzo Ruggiero, aged 17, who settled in America from Franeavilla, Italy, in 1906
  • Angela Maria Ruggiero, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Reino, Benevento, Italy, in 1906
  • Alfonso Ruggiero, aged 13, who landed in America from Napoli, Napoli, in 1907
  • Adelaide Ruggiero, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Melfic, Italy, in 1907
  • Agnese Ruggiero, aged 15, who settled in America from S. Valentino, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruggiero (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruggiero (post 1700)



  • Holly-Anne Ruggiero, American Theatre Director
  • Phillip S. Ruggiero, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Allelon Ruggiero, American film and television actor
  • Angela Ruggiero (b. 1980), American hockey player
  • Guido De Ruggiero (1888-1948), Italian historian of philosophy and university professor
  • Gennaro Ruggiero (b. 1986), Italian football striker, attacking midfielder
  • Ercole Ruggiero, Italian painter of the Baroque period
  • Renato Ruggiero (b. 1930), Italian politician and diplomat, Italian Foreign Minister (2001)
  • Vincenzo Ruggiero, Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University, London
  • Adamo Angelo Ruggiero (b. 1986), Canadian actor of Italian parents

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Ruggiero Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruggiero 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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