The name is derived from an Old-German personal name
, which meant "raven."
Early Origins of the Rabor family
The surname Rabor 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.
Early History of the Rabor family
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Rabor Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raabe, Rabe, Rab, Raaber, Raber, Rave (northern Germany), Rabe, Rabl (Bavaria), Rable, Rabb, Raab and many more.
Early Notables of the Rabor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rabor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Kilian Rab, who sailed to America in 1709; Christoff Rabe, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1734; Conrad Raber to Philadelphia in 1746; Balthaser Raab to Philadelphia in 1754.