Raby Family History
Raby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places so named in Merseyside (formerly in Cheshire) and County Durham or from Roby in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire). The first is named from Old Scandinavian rá ‘pole’ + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. French: variant of Rabin. German: habitational name from Raby in Bohemia or perhaps from Rabingen in Lower Saxony.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press