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Origin and Etymology of Italian surnames: Letter "R"

Surnames starting with:

RABOTTINI RABOTTINO RABOTINI : From the regional word "rabotino, rabbottino" = plane. To indicate someone that uses this tool (carpenter)

RAIMONDO, RAMONDO, REMONDO, RAMUNDO, RAMUNNI, RAMONDELLI RAMONDINO, RIMONDINI: From the German first name Raimondo, consisting of "ragin" = decision inspired by the Gods and "munda" = protection

RAINALDI, RANALLI, RANALLO: From the first name Rinaldo of German origin

RANIERI, RANIERO, RAINIERI, RAINERI RANERI, RENIERI, RENIER, RINERO: From the medieval first name Raneri

RAPINO: From the town of Rapino, to indicate origin

RASTELLI, RASTRELLI, RASTELLO, RASTIELLO, RASTRO: From the Latin word "Rastrellus" = rake

REALE, REALI: From the word "re" = king

RECCHIA, RECCHIUTI RECCHIUTO RICCHIUTO RICCHIUTI: From the Italian word "orecchia" = ear. Possibly as a nickname to indicate a person with large ears

REMIGIO, REMIGI, REMIGIA: From the first name Remigio; derives from the Latin "remedium" = medicine

RENZO, RENZETTI: From the first name Lorenzo

RICCI, RICCIO, RIZZI, RIZZO, RIZZA, RISSO, RICCELLI, RICCIARELLI, RICCETTI, RICCINI, RICCIOLI, RICCIOLINO, RICCIULLI, RICCIOTTI, RICCIONI, RICCIUTO, RICCERI, RICCITIELLO, RIZZELLO, RIZZIELLO RIZZETTI, RIZZETTO, RIZZINI, RIZZOLI, RIZZOLA, RIZZOTTI, RIZZONI, RIZZONE, RIZZARI, RIZZATO, RIZZIERI, RIZZUTI, RISSOLO: All derived from the adjective "riccio" meaning curly (hair)

RICCIARDI, RIZZARDI, RICCIARDELLI, RICCIARDELLA: From the ancient French first name Richard

RIDOLFI, RIDOLFO, REDOLFI, RIDULFO, RAO, RAUCCI, RAHO, RODOLFI: From the first name Rodolfo of German origin, consisting of "hroth" = fame, glory and "wulfa" = wolf

RINALDI, RINALDO, RINALDIS, RAINALDO, RANALDO, RENALDI, RINAUDO, RINAURO REINAUDI REYNAUDI, RANAUDO, RANAURO, RANAULO, RANAVOLO, RAINOLDI, RENOLDI, RINALLO, RANALLI, RINALDELLI, RINALDINI, RINALDIN, RENALDINI, RINALDUZZI, RAINALDUCCI, RANUCCI, RANUZZI: From the first name Rinaldo of German origin

RIPANI, RIVA, RIPA: From the word "riva", in Latin "ripa" = shore, bank. To indicate a family that lives near a shore or a bank or coming from a place with that name

ROCCA: From the word "rocca" = rock or fortress. Derived from the name of a place, common all around Italy

ROCCO, ROCCI: From the first name "Rocco". Or derived from names of place consisting of the word "rocca" = rock

ROCCHEGIANI: From the word "rocca" = rock or fortress. Or a fusion of the two names Rocco and Giovanni

ROCCHELLI, ROCCHESANI, ROCCHESI ROCCHETTI, ROCCHINI, ROCCUZZO ROCCONI, ROCCARDI, ROCCHESSO, ROCCATO: From the first name "Rocco", or derived from the word "rocca" = rock

ROMAGNOLI, ROMAGNA, ROMAGNONI, ROMAGNINO: From the name of the region of Emilia Romagna, to indicate someone coming from there

ROMANO, ROMANI, ROMANELLI, ROMANETTI, ROMANINI, ROMANAZZI, ROMANATI, ROMANATTI: From the adjective "romano" = citizen of Rome

ROSA, ROSELLO, ROSATI, ROSELLI, ROSELLINI, ROSIELLO, ROSETTI, ROSINI, ROSONI, ROSATTO: From the name of the flower, "rosa"= rose

ROSSI, ROSSO, ROSSA, RUSSI, RUSSO, RUGGIU, RUBIU, ROSSELLI, ROSSELLO, ROSSELLINI, RISSIELLO, ROSSILLO, ROSSETTI, ROSSETTO, ROSSETTINI, ROSSITTI, ROSSITTO, ROSSINI, ROSSINO, ROSSOTTI, ROSSOTTO, ROSSINI, ROSSONE, ROSSUTO, RUSSELLO, RUSSINO, RUSSOTTI, RUSSOTTO, RUSSIANI, RUSSOLILLO: Very common, derived from the nickname "rosso" = red, to indicate someone with red hair

ROVERE, ROVERI, ROVERANI, ROVERATTO, ROVERATI: From "rovere", to indicate a place with oaks

RUFFINI, RUFFINO, RUFINI, RUFINO, RUFFINELLI, RUFFINONI, RUFFINENGO: From the first name Ruffino or Rufino, already used in the 5th century. The Latin first name Rufinus derives from the roman family name "Rufus" from "ruber" = red (hair or beard)

RUGGERI, RUGGIERO, RUGGIERI, RUGIERI, ROGGERI, ROGLIERI, ROGGERONE: From the first name Ruggiero, introduced in Southern Italy after the Norman domination. It comes from the first name Hrodger, consisting of "hroth" = glory and "gaira-" = lance

RULLI, RULLO, ROLLO, ROLLI: From the first name Rollo of German origin, imported in Italy by Normans

RUSCITTI, RUSCITTO: From the dialect word "ruscetto, ruscetta" = man or woman with red hair

RUSTICI, RUSTICHELLI: from the Latin word "rusticus" = who lives in the country, farmer

RIZIERO, RISIO: From the first name Risio, abbreviation of Riziero. Or from Rizzo, Riccio to indicate someone who has curly hair.

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