Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Ravine family
The surname Ravine was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Ravine family
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Ravine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raven, Ravenn, Ravene, Ravenes, Ravenns, Ravven, Raaven, de Raven, Ravan, Ravon and many more.
Early Notables of the Ravine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ravine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelius B. Raven, who was naturalized in New York in 1838; Charles Henri Raven, who came to America in 1857; and Jan Wilhelmus Raven, who settled in America in 1873.