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

Rabb Early Origins



The surname Rabb 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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Rabb Spelling Variations


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Rabb 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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Rabb Early History


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Rabb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rabb 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 Rabb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rabb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rabb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rabb 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:

Rabb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Rabb, aged 27, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Rabb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Rabb, aged 23, landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • Samuel Rabb to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1803
  • Andrew Rabb, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rabb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rabb (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Rabb (b. 1964), American novelist, essayist, actor and writer
  • Maxwell Milton Rabb (1910-2002), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (1981-1989)
  • Luther James Rabb (1942-2006), American singer, musician and songwriter
  • John Andrew Rabb (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1982 to 1988
  • Ivan Rabb Jr. (b. 1997), American gold medalist basketball player at the 2014 FIBA World U17 Championship
  • Kate Milner Rabb (1866-1937), American Hoosier author and columnist for the Indianapolis Star
  • Theodore K. Rabb (b. 1937), American historian, Emeritus Professor of History at Princeton University
  • Jerard Rabb (b. 1984), former American NFL football wide receiver who played from 2007 to 2008
  • George B. Rabb (b. 1930), American zoologist, former director of the Brookfield Zoo from 1976 until 2003
  • Ellis Rabb (1930-1998), American actor and director
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Rabb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rabb 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 11 December 2016 at 12:39.

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