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The name is derived from an Old-German personal name, which meant "raven."

Raabe Early Origins



The surname Raabe was first found in Austria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiance to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Kunz Rabl of Prague in 1385.

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Raabe Spelling Variations


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Raabe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raabe, Rabe, Rab, Raaber, Raber, Rave (northern Germany), Rabe, Rabl (Bavaria), Rable, Rabb, Raab and many more.

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Raabe Early History


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Raabe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raabe research. Another 382 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1350, 1545, 1703, 1745, 1831, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Raabe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raabe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raabe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raabe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raabe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Raabe went to America in 1783

Raabe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Raabe, who landed in America in 1832
  • Conrad Raabe, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • William Raabe, aged 33, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Martin Raabe, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Joachim Raabe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raabe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raabe (post 1700)



  • Frederick C. Raabe, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartland, 1941
  • Curt Raabe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • Meinhardt Raabe (1915-2010), American actor who portrayed the coroner of Munchkinland who certified the death of the Wicked Witch of the East in the Wizard Of Oz
  • Ed Raabe, owner of Raabe Racing Enterprises, a NASCAR racing team
  • Brian Raabe (b. 1967), American Major League Baseball player
  • Wilhelm Raabe (1831-1910), German novelist
  • Max Raabe (b. 1962), German musician
  • Herbert P. Raabe (1909-2004), German theorist, inventor and engineer
  • Hedwig Raabe (1844-1905), German actress
  • Peter Raabe (1872-1945), German composer from Frankfurt-am-Oder. He was the court conductor at Weimar and succeeded Richard Strauss as the president of the Reichsmusikkammer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Raabe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raabe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 February 2016 at 17:31.

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