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

Rabe Early Origins



The surname Rabe 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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Rabe Spelling Variations


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Rabe 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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Rabe Early History


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Rabe Early History



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

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Rabe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rabe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Rabe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoff Rabe, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1734
  • Christoph Rabe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Caspar Rabe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johan Georg Rabe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Adam Rabe, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Rabe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Rabe, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • Caroline Rabe, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Wilhelmine Rabe, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Peter Rabe, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • John Frederick Rabe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rabe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Albert Rabe, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rabe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rabe (post 1700)



  • Lily Rabe (b. 1982), American actress
  • Joshua Wayne Rabe (b. 1978), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Jean Rabe (b. 1957), American fantasy and sci-fi author and editor
  • David William Rabe (b. 1940), American Tony Award winning playwright and screenwriter
  • Theodore F. Rabe, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Jefferson County, 1897
  • Rudolph F. Rabe, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1874-77; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hudson County, 1878-80
  • Wilhelm F. Rabe (1893-1958), German astronomer, eponym of the Rabe lunar crater
  • Karl Rabe (1895-1968), German automobile designer, Chief Designer at Porsche
  • John Rabe (1882-1950), German businessman who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army at Nanking (Nanjing)
  • Pamela Rabe (b. 1959), Canadian-born, Australian stage, television and film actor
  • ... (Another 2 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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. 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. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Rabe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rabe 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 24 November 2016 at 12:51.

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