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The Ravenhurst surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of at least three place names in Germany. These place-names are all thought to derive from "rabe-horst" meaning "raven's eyrie" or "Raven's nest."

Ravenhurst Early Origins



The surname Ravenhurst was first found in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire from 1157 to 1806.

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Ravenhurst Spelling Variations


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Ravenhurst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rabenhorst, Rabenhurst, Ravenhorst, Ravenhurst and others.

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Ravenhurst Early History


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Ravenhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ravenhurst research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1728 is included under the topic Early Ravenhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ravenhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ravenhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ravenhurst 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 or some of its variants were: Christian Rabenhorst, on record in Savannah, GA in 1752; Anna Barbara Rabenhorst, who came to Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783; Emilie Charlotte Rabenhorst, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1874.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Ravenhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ravenhurst 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 17 December 2015 at 15:19.

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