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Rabin Early Origins



The surname Rabin was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from Raban the Englishman, who gave land to the church of St. Peter in Gloucester in 1150.

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Rabin Spelling Variations


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Rabin Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Raban, Raben, de Raban, de Raben, Rabyn and others.

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Rabin Early History


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Rabin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rabin research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Rabin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rabin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rabin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rabin 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Rabin name or one of its variants: Geo Raban, who came to Virginia in 1717.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rabin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rabin (post 1700)



  • Samuel Rabin, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 8th District, 1945-54; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1955-60, 1968; Judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1974
  • Harold J. Rabin, American politician, Mayor of Belle Glade, Florida, 1954
  • Benjamin J. Rabin (1896-1969), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1945-47; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1948-69
  • Matthew Rabin (b. 1963), American professor and researcher in Economics
  • Michael Rabin (1936-1972), American violinist
  • Oscar Rabin (1899-1958), English band leader and musician
  • Michael Orser Rabin Ph.D. (b. 1931), computer scientist, Turing Award (1976) recipient, and winner of the Israel Prize, in computer sciences in 1995
  • Samuel Rabin (1905-1993), New York judge
  • Itzhak Rabin (b. 1922), Israeli politician and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel with two periods in office and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. 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).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Rabin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rabin 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.

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