Family name
Meaning "Raven" "wood"
Region of origin England
Related names Ranshaw, Ramshaw, Renshaw, Renishaw, Renshall, Ravenshaw

Ravenshaw is an English surname from Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, and Warwickshire. There are various theories to the meaning, but the simplest is "raven" (either a bird or a personal name), and "wood". The oldest historical record of a surname variant was that of "Stephen de Ravenshagh", 1332, Lancashire. There are other variants. Ravenshaw is uncommon as a given name.[1]

People with the surname include:


  1. "Surname: Ravenshaw". surnamedb.com. Retrieved 2008-01-09.

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