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The name Raby arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Raby family lived in Durham, in the parish of Raby, from whence their name is derived.

Raby Early Origins



The surname Raby was first found in Durham at Raby, a village that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Rabie. The place name literally means "farmstead or village at a boundary." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, it was in Cheshire, part of the Willaston Hundred and was rather small, having land enough for one plough. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today, Raby Castle stands on a 200 acre deer park near Staindrop, Durham and was originally built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby in the late 1300s. Since then it has been resold a few times and is today open to the public boasting one to the finest collection of artwork by old masters.

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Raby Spelling Variations


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Raby Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Raby, Rabey, Rabay and others.

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Raby Early History


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Raby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raby research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Raby or a variant listed above:

Raby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Raby on record in New England in 1630
  • Robert Raby, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Raby, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • John Raby, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • John and Thomas Raby, who came to Jamaica in 1685

Raby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Raby, who arrived in Virginia in 1712

Raby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martha Raby, aged 58, arrived in New York in 1868
  • Catherine Raby, aged 1, who landed in America from Lancashire, in 1893
  • Mary Raby, aged 23, who landed in America from Lancashire, in 1893

Raby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry George Raby, aged 28, who landed in America from Brinton Norfolk, in 1904
  • Elizabeth Mary Raby, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Brinton Norfolk, in 1904
  • Edgar A. Raby, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Annie Raby, aged 38, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1915
  • Herbert Matthew Raby, aged 34, who landed in America from St. Issey, England, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raby (post 1700)



  • Noah Raby (1822-1904), American who claimed to be 131 years old and having fought in the War of 1812, however he was listed as 28 years old in the 1850 census
  • Al Raby, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • James Joseph Raby (1874-1934), American rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, eponym of the destroyer escort USS Raby (DE-698)
  • Ethel Mabel Raby (b. 1914), English two-time silver medalist athlete at the 1938 British Empire Games
  • William "Joe" Raby (1873-1954), English footballer
  • Rear-Admiral Henry James Raby VC (1827-1907), English Royal Navy officer, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Ian Raby (1921-1967), English racing car driver
  • Sir Victor Raby (1897-1990), English Under Secretary of State
  • Geoffrey William "Geoff" Raby (b. 1953), Australian economist and diplomat, Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2007-2011)
  • Augustin-Jérôme Raby (1745-1822), Canadian pilot and politician elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada in 1796

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Raby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raby 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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