The Ravenhurst surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of at least three place names in
. These place-names are all thought to derive from "rabe-horst" meaning "raven's eyrie" or "Raven's nest."
The surname Ravenhurst was first found in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the
from 1157 to 1806.
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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.