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The name Ravenhall reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ravenhall family lived in Herefordshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Revenel, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Ravenhall Early Origins



The surname Ravenhall was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Rovenhall. They were originally from Revenel in Normandy and were granted lands after the conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ravenhall Spelling Variations


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Ravenhall Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ravenhall family name include Ravenel, Ravenell, Ravenhill, Ravenhall, Ravenholl and many more.

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Ravenhall Early History


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Ravenhall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ravenhall research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1743 is included under the topic Early Ravenhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ravenhall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ravenhall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ravenhall 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Ravenhall family to immigrate North America: Mary Ravenell who settled in Virginia in 1660; Rene Ravenel and his wife, who came to Carolina in 1695; Henry Ravenhill, who settled in Virginia in 1705.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Ravenhall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ravenhall 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 29 August 2015 at 09:43.

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