Last name: RAVEN

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RAVEN : This last name is indexed 81,365 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RAVEN : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Raven (Old Norse Hrafn Old English Hræfn both meaning ‘raven’) or else a nickname from this word probably denoting a dark-haired man.2: English: occasionally perhaps also a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a raven (see 1 above). Surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in English.3: North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German rave(n) ‘raven’ a nickname or an old personal name. Compare 1 above.

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