Graven Family History
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Graven Name Meaning
topographic name for someone living near a ditch or moat, from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, ‘channel’. Compare Grabe. possibly a reduced form of any of various compound habitational names such as Gravenhorst or Gravenstein. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse grof ‘hollow’, ‘depression’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press