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

Rave Early Origins



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.

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Rave Spelling Variations


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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.

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Rave Early History


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Rave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rave research. Another 382 words (27 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.

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Rave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rave Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • M Rave, who landed in America in 1845
  • Christian Rave went to Philadelphia in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rave (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rave (post 1700)



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

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Rave Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Rave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rave 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 18 August 2016 at 12:28.

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