Raba Family History
Raba Name Meaning
Polish: status name from rab ‘servant; slave’ or an altered form of German Rabe . Compare Hungarian and Czech name Rab . Czech: variant of Rab or a nickname from the dialect rabit se ‘to get excited’. German: probably a variant of Rabe . Hungarian (Rába): habitational name from a place called Rába or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived by the river Rába a tributary of the Danube in western Hungary. French (southern): from a dialect variant of rabe ‘turnip oilseed rape’ (itself a southern form of rave) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grower of turnips or rape or perhaps as a derisory nickname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022