Rave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name is derived from an Old-German personal name, which meant "raven."

Early Origins of the Rave family

The surname Rave 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 Rave family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rave research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1350, 1545, 1703, 1745, 1831, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Rave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rave Spelling Variations

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 Rave family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Rave migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Rave, who arrived in America in 1834 [1]
  • M Rave, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • Christian Rave went to Philadelphia in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Rave (post 1700) +

  • Tim Rave, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 25th District; Elected 2010 [2]
  • Alfred J. Rave, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 53rd District, 1955-56 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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