The Nobile family of Rapa family

Reference: Charles A. Gauci. “An Illustrated Collection of the Coats of Arms of Maltese Families – Stemmi Maltesi” Publishers Enterprises Group (PEG) Ltd, Malta 1989.

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Notary Leonardo Rapa., married (c1450) to Gugliarda Calabacchio, with issue.

1. (Second marriage) 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 (1) to Margarita Saguna, married (2) to Giovanna Debbus, with issue.

1.4.1. (First marriage) Don. Giovanni Rapa, Canon, dunm. 

1.4.2. Antonio Rapa, married Dona Isabella d’Alagona, dsp. 

1.4.3. (Second marriage) Paola Rapa, married Nobile Francesco Platamone.

1.5. Isabella Rapa, married Nobile Giovanni Cassar.

1.6. Giovanni Rapa, Ambassador to Sicily 1527, married to Caterina Cagliola, with issue.

1.6.1. Antonella Rapa, married 1530 to Don Riccardo Nicolaci of Noto, Sicily, with issue.

1.6.1.1. Don Giovanni Nicolaci, married 1550 to Nobile Ascania Rapa, 4th Baroness Rapa, (See below). 

1.6.1.2. Don Pietro Nicolaci, (1540-), created Barone di Bonfala, married 1565 to Nobile Giacoma Rapa, (See below), with issue.

1.6.1.2.1. Don Giacomo Nicolaci, (1570-), 2nd Barone di Bonfala, married 1588 to Donna Eleanora Vassallo, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1. Don Pietro Nicolaci, (1589-), 3rd Barone di Bonfala, married to Antonia Giuseppa Malandrino, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1.1. Don Mariano Nicolaci, (1625-), 4th Barone di Bonfala, dunm.

1.6.1.2.1.1.2. Don Antonino Nicolaci, (1631-), 5th Barone di Bonfala, dunm.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3. Don Giacomo Nicolo Nicolaci, (1635-1692), 6th Barone di Bonfala, married to Eleanora Magnano, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1. Don Corrado Nicolaci, (1686-1717), 7th Barone di Bonfala, 1702, married to Dorotea Bellia, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.1. Don Giacomo Nicolaci, (1700-1760), 8th Barone di Bonfala, Ogliastro, Gioirà di Pagano, dunm..

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.2. Don Ottavio Nicolaci, (1710-1767), 9th Barone di Bonfala, Ogliastro, Prato, Gioirà di Pagano, married 1732 Noto, Sicily to Donna Girolama di Lorenzo, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.1. Don Corrado Nicolaci, (1740-1798), 10th Barone di Bonfala, Ogliastro, Prato, Gioirà di Pagano, cr 1773 Principe di Villadorata, married 1761 Noto, Sicily to Donna Innocenza Impellizzeri, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.2. Don Giuseppe Maria Nicolaci, (1748-), Barone di Prato, 1768, dunm.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.2.3. Donna Fara Nicolaci, (1750-1775), married to Don Giuseppe Landolina, 1st Marchesi di San Alfano.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.3. Don Michele Nicolaci, (1715-), married to Donna Rosalia Saccano, with issue.

1.6.1.2.1.1.3.1.3.1. Don Francesco Nicolaci, (1754-1820), cr 1815 Conte, married to Teresa Toccoli, 9th Baroness della Pietra di Santa Maria, with issue.

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 1550 to Don Giovanni Nicolaci, (See above), with issue.

1.8.1.1.1.1. Nobile Petruccia Nicolaci-Rapa, 5th Baroness Rapa,. married 1587 (Notary Tomaso Gauci) to Giovanni Apap

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 1624 (Notary Domenico Conti) to Simone Formosa

1.8.1.1.1.2. Nobile Isabella Nicolaci Rapa, married 1587 (Notary Tomaso Gauci) to Paolo Apap, with issue.

1.8.1.1.1.3. Nobile Caterina Nicolaci Rapa, married 1567 to Barone Giovanni de Torres.

1.8.1.1.1.4. Nobile Margherita Nicolaci Rapa, married 1578 (Notary Gioannello Falsone)  to Giorgio Mifsud

1.8.1.1.1.5. Nobile Genuccia Nicolaci Rapa, married 1569 (Notary Tomaso Gauci) to Nobile Mariano Vagnolo.

1.8.1.1.2. Nobile Giacoma Rapa, married 1565 to Don Pietro Nicolaci, Barone di Bonfala, (See above).

1.8.1.1.3. 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 to 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 (1) 1669 to Caterina Bigeni, married (2) 1698 Xaghra Gozo to Speranza, former wife of Francesco Buttigieg, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1. (First marriage) Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1694 Caccia Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Agius, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1.1. Nobile Francesco Rapa, married 1734 Xaghra Gozo to Eugenia Curmi, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1.1.1. Nobile Michele Rapa, married 1772 Zebbug Gozo to Maria Caruana, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1.1.1.1. Nobile Francesco Rapa, married 1797 Rabat Gozo to Orsola Mangion, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Angelo Rapa, married 1822 Matrice Gozo to Caterina de Battista, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married (1) 1845 Senglea to Paolo di Lanzon, Alunno di Sir Auguste d’Este and Contessa Maria Antonia Sant, married (2) 1850 Senglea to Guglielmo Timmins of England.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.1.2. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1723 Xaghra Gozo to Michele Attard.

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.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2. Nobile Giuliano Rapa, married 1837 Xaghra Gozo to Maria Cifai, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1. Nobile Salvatore Rapa, married 1863 Xaghra Gozo to Maria Curmi, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Nobile Giuseppe Rapa, (Migrated to Algeria and used the surname of Ropa), married 1886 Xaghra Gozo to Carmela Xerri, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Nobile Antonio Ropa.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Nobile Maria Ropa, (1896 Bone, Algeria -1964 Allauch), married 1922 Bone, Algeria to Joseph Francois Cordina.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.3. Nobile Fra Pio Salvatore Rapa.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.4. Nobile Laurent Ropa, (1891-1967), [Very well known Author], migrated to Sarthe, France, married 1917 Piace, Sarthe, France to Marguerite Gervaiseau, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.4.1. Nobile Denis Ropa, unm.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.4.2. Nobile Edith Ropa.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.5. Nobile Agostino Ropa, (1901 Bone, Algeria -), married 1930 Bone Algeria to Josephine Soro.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.6. Nobile Speranza Ropa.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Nobile Giovanna Rapa, married 1889 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Curmi.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.3. Nobile Vittoria Rapa, married 1904 Xaghra Gozo to Aloisio Attard.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.1.4. Nobile Antonia Rapa, married 1906 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Mercieca.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.2. Nobile Giuseppe Rapa, married 1883 Xaghra Gozo to Annunziata Portelli, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.2.1. Nobile Emmanuele Rapa, married 1913 Xaghra Gozo to Giovanna Zammit.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.2.2. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1903 Xaghra Gozo to Michele Tabone.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.2.3. Nobile Maria Giovanna Rapa, married 1909 Xaghra Gozo to Antonio Refalo.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.2.4. Nobile Dolores Rapa, married 1924 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Bajada.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.2.5. Nobile Giuseppa Rapa, married 1924 Xaghra Gozo to Leone Sultana.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.3. Nobile Carmela Rapa, married 1862 Xaghra Gozo to Giuseppe Xicluna.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.4. Nobile Francesca Rapa, married 1869 Xaghra Gozo to Aloisio Portelli.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.1.1.1.2.5. Nobile Angela Rapa, married (1) 1881 Xaghra Gozo to Coronato Cremona, married (2) 1898 Xaghra Gozo to Salvatore Sultana.

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 de Spiteri, Alunno di Don Emanuele Filangieri dei Principi di Mirto 1759-1840, Knight of Malta, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.2.1. (Second marriage) Margherita Spiteri, married 1823 Valletta to Raimondo Felice.

1.8.1.2.3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2. Grazia Spiteri, married 1842 Valletta to Andrea Mifsud.

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, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.4.1. Nobile Andrea Rapa, married (1) 1663 Zebbug Gozo to Caterina Galea, married (2) 1694 Xaghra Gozo to Maria Bonello, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.4.1.1. (Second marriage) Nobile Gio Maria Rapa, married 1719 Xewkija Gozo to Rosa Galea, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.2.4.1.1.1. Nobile Maria Rapa, married 1762 Xewkija Gozo to Filippo Farrugia.

1.8.1.2.3.2.4.1.2. Nobile Teresa Rapa, married 1715 Nadur Gozo to Gio Battista Attard.

1.8.1.2.3.2.5. Nobile Vincenzo Petruzzo Rapa, married 1679 Matrice Gozo to Maria Xerri, with issue.

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

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, with issue.

1.8.1.2.3.4.1. Giacomina Rapa, married 1700 Matrice Gozo to Domenico Bonavia.

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. (First marriage) Flaminea Rapa, married 1663 Rabat Gozo to Giovanni Formosa.

1.8.1.2.3.5.2. (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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.8.1.2.3.5.2.5. Nobile Dominchella Rapa, married 1717 Matrice Gozo to Carlo Vella.

1.8.1.2.3.6. Nobile Grazia Rapa, married 1609 Matrice Gozo to Salvatore Cassar.

2. Paola Rapa, married 1503 to Domenico Gauci.