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The Noble Family of Rapa

This family is listed as a noble family in “Descrittione di Malta” (1647).

Updated 17-03-2017.

 “Salvo Rapa Giurato nel 1453. Antonio Giur. nel 1522, 1525, 1529 & 1530. Don Giovanni Rapa Canonico della Cattedrale di Malta, fa’ certa donazione di beni, ch’ haveva nel Gozo al Magnifico Antonio suo fratello, del’ istesso luogo l’anno 1550 ove si dive ch’ esso erano figluoli del fu’ Matteo Rapa. Gio e’ destinato Ambasciatore al Vicere’ di Sicilia l’anno 1527. Ha’ posseduto questa famiglia in Malta, e nel Gozo molti poderi, I quali conservano tuttavia il proprio nome della casa, l’arme di cui e’  una Rapa argentea in campo azzurro” (From Abela’s “Della Descrittione di Malta del Commendatore Abela” (1647))

 

  

THE GENEALOGY OF THE RAPA FAMILY:

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Notary Leonardo Rapa, married to Guagliarda Calabacchio, (latter wife of Gaddo Cassia), with issue.


1. Notary. Antonio Rapa, Jurat., married (1) to Margarita Bonello, married (2) to Giacoma della Turri, with issue.
1.1. (First Marriage) Caterina Rapa, married (1) 1522 to Fra Giovanni Soria, Governor of Gozo., married (2) 1534 to Pietro Gauci, with issue.

1.1.1. Antonia Soria, married 1566 Matrice Gozo to Barone Lorenzo Navarra.

1.1.2. Giovanna Soria, married by Notary deed (c. 1570) to Nobile Francesco Falsone.
1.2. Notary Giovanni Rapa, married (1) 1527 to Caterina Soria. Married (2) to Agata Ciantar, with issue.
1.2.1. (First Marriage) Don. Antonio Rapa, Priest, died 1551.
1.3. Isabella Rapa, married Pietro d'Federico of Gozo.
1.4. (Second Marriage) Matteo Rapa, married Margarita Saguna, with issue
1.4.1. Don. Giovanni Rapa, Canon, dunm.
1.4.2. Antonio Rapa, married Dona Isabella d'Alagona, dsp.
1.4.3. Paola Rapa, married Nobile Francesco Platamone.
1.5. Isabella Rapa, married Nobile Giovanni Cassar.
1.6. Giovanni Rapa, Ambassador to Sicily 1527.
1.7. Lanza Rapa.
1.8. Notary Salvo Rapa, Jurat 1453 and 1459, Created Sicilian Barone 1453 and married (1) to Imperia de Bertolo, married (2) to Nobile Illagia Calimera, with issue.
1.8.1. (First Marriage) Nobile Antonio Rapa, 2nd Barone Rapa, Jurat 1522, 1525, 1529, 1530, married Nobile Giacoma Calimera, with issue.
1.8.1.1. Nobile Giovanni Rapa, 3rd Barone Rapa, married to Nobile Antonia Bernardo, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1. Nobile Ascania Rapa, 4th Baroness Rapa, married Gio Nicolao, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.1. Nobile Petruccia Nicolao-Rapa, 5th Baroness Rapa,. married Giovanni Apap, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Don. Gio Maria Apap, 6th Barone Rapa, dunm.
1.8.1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Leonora Apap, married 1605 to Gio Maria Azzopardi. Married (2) to Gio Pietro Rusano., with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.1.2.1. (First Marriage) Nobile Marianna Azopardi-Rapa, 7th Baroness Rapa, married to Simone Formosa.
1.8.1.1.1.2. Nobile Isabella Nicolao Rapa, married Paolo Apap, with issue.
1.8.1.1.1.3. Nobile Caterina Nicolao Rapa, married 1567 to Barone Giovanni de Torres.

1.8.1.1.1.4. Nobile Margherita Nicolao Rapa, married to Giorgio Mifsud.

1.8.1.1.2. Nobile Imperia Rapa, married to Nobile Guglielmo de Manuele.

1.8.1.2. Mco. Nobile Francesco Rapa., married to Giovanna Ciantar, with issue.

1.8.1.2.1. Nobile Ventura Rapa., married 1561 to Domenico Damurs.

1.8.1.2.2. Nobile Giuseppe Rapa., married 1564 to Giovannella Parnis.

1.8.1.2.3. Nobile Giulio Rapa., married Maria Parnis., with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.1. Nobile Caterina Rapa., married (1) 1614 to Pietro Cagnis, married (2) 1652 Cospicua to Bernardino de Candia.

1.8.1.2.3.2. Nobile Angelo Rapa., married 1630 to Margherita Parnis., with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.1. Nobile Caterina Rapa., married 1667 to Pietro Cassar.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2. Nobile Natale Rapa., married 1669 to Caterina Bigeni, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1694 Caccia Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Agius.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2. Nobile Giovanni Rapa sives Russo, married 1691 Matrice Gozo to Andreanna Mifsud, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1. Nobile Lorenzo Rapa, married 1722 Xaghra Gozo to Maria Vella, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1742 Xaghra Gozo to Maria Sultana, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1. Nobile Giuliano Rapa, married 1777 Xaghra Gozo to Francesca Cordina, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1815 Xaghra Gozo to Grazia Sacco, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Francesca Rapa, married 1850 Cospicua to Nobile Lorenzo Falzon.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.2. Nobile Modesta Rapa, married 1799 Xaghra Gozo to Francesco Cini.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.3. Nobile Angela Rapa, married 1808 Xaghra Gozo to Francesco Pace.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.4. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1809 Xaghra Gozo to Mro Giuseppe Formosa.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.2. Nobile Andrea Rapa, married 1774 Xewkija Gozo to Teresa Xicluna, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.2.1. Nobile Giovanni Rapa, married 1808 Xewkija Gozo to Teresa Cremona.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.2.2. Nobile Rosario Rapa, married 1817 Xaghra Gozo to Anna Cini.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.3. Nobile Clara Rapa, married 1788 Xaghra Gozo to Grazio Borg.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.2. Nobile Casimiro Rapa, married 1767 Xaghra Gozo to Grazia Teuma, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.2.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1790 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Cremona.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.2.2. Nobile Domitilla Rapa, married 1792 Xaghra Gozo to Michele Buhagiar.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.2.3. Nobile Anna Rapa, married 1804 Xaghra Gozo to Angelo Buhagiar.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.2.4. Nobile Giuseppa Rapa, married 1809 Xaghra Gozo to Michele Sultana.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3. Nobile Giuseppe Rapa, married 1769 Nadur Gozo to Grazia Grima, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.1. Nobile Lorenzo Rapa, married 1792 Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Gauci, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.1.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1812 Valletta to Serafino Cini.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.2. Nobile Maria Rosaria Rapa, married (1) 1799 Xaghra Gozo to Gio Maria Zammit, married (2) 1803 Xaghra Gozo to Francesco Cortez.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.3. Nobile Anna Rapa, married 1803 Xaghra Gozo to Giovanni Cordina.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.4. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1814 Sannat Gozo to Gio Maria Spiteri.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.4. Nobile Rosaria Rapa, married 1765 Xaghra Gozo to Carmelo Buttigieg.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.2. Nobile Eugenio Rapa, married 1724 Matrice Gozo to Caterina Attard, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.2.1. Nobile Antonia Rapa, married 1746 Xaghra Gozo to Angelo Sayd.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.2.2. Nobile Domitilla Rapa, married (1) 1752 Xaghra Gozo to Paolo Zarb, married (2) 1775 Zebbug Gozo to Felice Galea.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.3. Nobile Gio Maria Rapa, married 1741 Xaghra Gozo to Maria Agius, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.3.1. Nobile Andreanna Rapa, married 1764 Xaghra Gozo to Domenico Attard.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.3.2. Nobile Grazia Rapa, married 1772 Xaghra Gozo to Silvestro Cauchi.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.4. Nobile Lorenza Rapa, married 1719 Matrice Gozo to Giuseppe Mizzi.

1.8.1.2.3.2.3. Nobile Teresa Rapa., married 1669 to Geronimo Bigeni.

1.8.1.2.3.2.4. Nobile Giulio Rapa., married 1669 to Maria Saguna.

1.8.1.2.3.2.5. Nobile Vincenzo Rapa, married 1679 to Maria Xerri.
1.8.1.2.3.3. Nobile Emilia Rapa., married (1) Enrico Zarb., married (2) 1634 to Francesco Bigeni.

1.8.1.2.3.4. Nobile Luzio Rapa., married 1663 to Tomasina Cachia.

1.8.1.2.3.5. Nobile Gregorio Rapa, married (1) 1641 Valletta to Margherita Attard, married (2) 1658 Matrice Gozo to Domenica Mifsud (former wife of Simone Tonna), with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1. (Second Marriage) Nobile Pietro Rapa, married (1) 1698 Matrice Gozo to Maria Tomasa Domenica Debrincat, married (2) 1707 Matrice Gozo to Gioannella Camilleri, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1. (First Marriage) Nobile Paolo Rapa, married 1710 Xaghra Gozo to Margherita Pace, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1733 Xaghra Gozo to Paola Attard, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1760 Xaghra Gozo to Bernardo Bonello.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2. Nobile Pasquale Rapa, married 1757 Xaghra Gozo to Alfonsa Farrugia, married (2) 1772 Xewkija Gozo to Speranza Debono, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.1. (First marriage) Nobile Francesco Rapa, married 1790 Xaghra Gozo to Margherita Xerri, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.1.1. Nobile Bernardo Rapa, married 1814 Xaghra Gozo to Angela Galea, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1836 Valletta to Gio Pietro Azzopardi.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.2. Nobile Margherita Rapa, married 1777 Xaghra Gozo to Andrea Buttigieg.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.3. Nobile Grazia Rapa, married 1780 Xaghra Gozo to Paolo Gauci.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.4. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1780 Xaghra Gozo to Salvatore Micallef.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.2.5. Nobile Rosa Rapa, married 1783 Xaghra Gozo to Salvatore Mercieca.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.3. Nobile Grazia Rapa, married 1757 Xaghra Gozo to Angelo Cifai.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.4. Nobile Rosa Rapa, married 1761 Xaghra Gozo to Lorenzo Bonello.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.5. Nobile Caterina Rapa, married 1765 Xaghra Gozo to Giovanni Bonello.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.6. Nobile Margherita Rapa, married 1768 Xaghra Gozo to Antonio Xuereb.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.1.1.7. Nobile Rosaria Rapa, married (1) 1770 Xaghra Gozo to Paolo Refalo, married (2) 1790 Xaghra Gozo to Bernardo Bonello.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.2. Nobile Gio Maria Rapa, married 1714 Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Vella.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.3. Nobile Margherita Rapa, married 1746 Gozo to Francesco Cauchi.

1.8.1.2.3.5.1.4. Nobile Caterina Rapa, married 1718 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Bigeni.

2. Paola Rapa, married 1503 to Domenico Gauci.


SOURCES:-

 

  1. MELITENSIA BOOK CLUB, Issue 1, Abela Commendatore Fra Gian. Francesco, Della Descrittione di Malta isola nel mare siciliano con le sue antichita’, ed altre notizie. Libr Quattro Facsimile edition. Malta, 1984.
  2. Adami collection, Vol 72.
  3. www.maltagenealogy.com

 

 

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