The Revans surname is a Scottish habitation name. That is, the surname is derived from a place name. Some suggest the name is derived from the lands in Perthshire
long held by this family.
Early Origins of the Revans family
The surname Revans was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), at Ruthven, a parish in the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
. This noble Scottish family claims to trace its ancestry to Thor, the Scandinavian, who settled in Scotland
in the reign of David I (12th C.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
It is thought that they held the Barony of Ruthven in Angus
about 1050, and then branched into Perthshire.
Early History of the Revans family
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Revans Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ruthven, Ruthen, Ruthin, Wruthven, Wruthen, Rutheven, Rotheven, Rothveyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Revans family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was William Ruthven, 1st Lord Ruthven (died c. 1528), a Scottish nobleman, Privy Counsellor of Scotland; William Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven (died 1552), a Scottish nobleman, Extraordinary Lord of Session and Keeper of the Privy Seal; Patrick Ruthven (ca.1520-1566) 3rd Lord of Ruthven, Privy Councillor to Mary Queen
of Scots; William Ruthven (1541-1584) 4th Lord Ruthven, Earl of Gowrie; John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie (c.1577-1600), a Scottish nobleman who was killed while... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Revans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Revans family to Ireland
Some of the Revans family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Revans family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Revans Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Samuel Revans (1808-1888), English colonist, the ‘father of the New Zealand press,’ who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858; he initially emigrated to Montreal in 1833 but left Canada in 1837
Contemporary Notables of the name Revans (post 1700)
- Reginald William Revans (b. 1907), English management consultant
Revans Family Crest Products
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)