Raven Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Raven Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English raven, used as a nickname for a thievish or dark-haired person. In some cases it may be from a personal name derived from this word, a survival into Middle English of the Old Norse byname Hrafn or of an Old English cognate name (Hræfn). A few early forms such as William atte Raven (London 1344) suggest that it may also in part be derived from a house sign. North German: from Middle Low German rave(n) ‘raven’, a nickname or an old personal name. Compare 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rave, Graven, Aven, Savin, Haven, Laven, Ravan, Raben, Raper, Ravens

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Raven Family Origin

Where is the Raven family from?

Raven Family Occupations

What did your Raven ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Raven family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raven. The most common Raven occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Raven's were Farmers.

View Census data for Raven | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Raven ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Raven Historical Records

What Raven family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raven census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Raven

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Raven. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Raven immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Raven. For the veterans among your Raven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Raven military records

You've only scratched the surface of Raven family history.

Raven Life Expectancy

What is the average Raven lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Raven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raven in 1953 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raven ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Raven Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Look up another name