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Rafaeli (רפאלי in Hebrew) is a surname of Italian descent, which was first found in Lucca.


Spelling variations of the family name Rafaeli are Rafael, Raffaele, Raffaeli, Raffaelo, Rafele, Raphael, Raffaello, Raphae'l, and many more.[1]

Known Usage[edit]

This surname is also known to be popular in Israel and means "son of Rafael." It is also the surname of families of Spanish descented families.

Coat of arms[edit]

The family coat of arms for the surname Rafaeli consists of half the coat being a red and white checker board, and the other half being blue containing a sun on the upper right and a gray bird on the lower left corner. There is no known motto.[2]

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