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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)



  • Matthew Rabin (b. 1963), American professor and researcher in Economics
  • Michael Rabin (1936-1972), American violinist
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harold J. Rabin, American politician, Mayor of Belle Glade, Florida, 1954 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Michael Rabin. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Michael Rabin. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rabin
  • 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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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Michael Rabin. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Michael Rabin. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rabin

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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.

This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 11:12.

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