Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Rabenstein family. The Rabenstein surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging medieval society.
Early Origins of the Rabenstein family
Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. In the Middle Ages, the word "Rubin" referred to a type of gem. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Richter Rubynus of Bruenn in 1240 and Nicolas Rubein (Rubin) of Munich in 1343. Also, a popular medieval minstrel of Tyrol bore the name Rubin. He was of the minor nobility, had his home in Merano, wrote 22 songs, and participated in the crusade of 1228.
Early History of the Rabenstein family
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Early Notables of the Rabenstein family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rabenstein family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Rabenstein or a variant listed above:
Rabenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Rabenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rabenstein (post 1700)
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