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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Raffo


Raffa has a strain between Messina and Reggino, one in the Avellinese and one in Rome, Raffelli is typically Lombard of Rodengo Saiano in Brescia, Raffi has a stump in the lower Bresciano, one in Carrarese, one in the Grossetano and one in Rome, Raffini is specific of the area between Bolognese and Florentine, Imola and Bologna in Bologna and Florence, Firenzuola and Palazzuolo sul Senio in the Florentine, Raffino is typically Sicilian, Gagliano Castelferrato Nell'ennese, Raffo has a strain between Genovese, break and Carrarese, a Roman, one in Tarentino, one in the Ragusano and one probably secondary to that Ligurian in Cagliaritano, should derive, directly or through various hypochoral forms, from the medieval name Raffus derived from the Lombard name Raffhald, of which we have an example in Genoa In 1360 co a certain Raffus Maffonus "... Raffus Maffus, Q. Nicolai, Civ. Ianue..: "And we find them in Pisa at the beginning of 1300 in a proxy act:"... Pisis et ubique locorum et terrarum, ad exigendum et recipiendum a Raffo Longo Franciscino Veçoso, at Domino Petro de Rivello ianuensibus et quibuscumque aliis personis... ".

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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