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

Raber Early Origins



The surname Raber 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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Raber Spelling Variations


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Raber 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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Raber Early History


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Raber Early History



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

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Raber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raber Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Raber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Raber went to Philadelphia in 1746
  • Johannes Raber, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Conrad Raber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Raber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Raber, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Ulrich Raber, who arrived in Kentucky in 1883

Raber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Raber, who landed in Alabama in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raber (post 1700)



  • Merrill Raber, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1972
  • John Raber, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1867, 1868
  • Andrew C. Raber, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Allegan County 1st District, 1906
  • Thomas Raber (b. 1972), Austrian composer and producer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Raber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raber 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 9 November 2015 at 11:12.

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