The surname Rugieri comes from the Italian personal name
Ruggiero of Germanic origin, derived from the Old German words "hrod," or "renown," and "ger," meaning "spear."
Early Origins of the Rugieri family
The surname Rugieri 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 Rugieri 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." Rugieri means, simply, "son of Roger."
Early History of the Rugieri family
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Rugieri Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ruggero, Ruggieri, Ruggiero, Ruggier, Ruggieri, Roggeri, Roggero, Roggiero, Roglieri, Ruggero and many more.
Early Notables of the Rugieri family (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 Rugieri Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rugieri family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giuseppe Ruggiero, aged 39, who came to New York in 1882; and Salvatore Ruggiero, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1882.