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.
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
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.