Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish
Early Origins of the Rafe family
Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. It is thought that the name first arrived in Britain well before the Conquest, with Scandinavian settlers, and then bearers of the name also arrived with the Normans.
Early History of the Rafe family
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Rafe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ralph, Rolph, Rolfe, Rafe, Raff, Ralf, Ralfe and others.
Early Notables of the Rafe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rafe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rafe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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