Family name
name = Ravenshaw

pronunciation =
meaning ="Raven" "wood"
region =England
origin =
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. [cite web |url=http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Ravenshaw |title=Surname: Ravenshaw |publisher=surnamedb.com |accessdate=2008-01-09]

People with the surname include:
* Hurdis Ravenshaw (1869 - c. 1920), British Army officer
* John Goldsborough Ravenshaw II, (1777 - 1840), chairman of the British East India Company
* Thomas Edward Ravenshaw (1827 - 1914), educator, founder of Ravenshaw College, and a member of the British East India Company


ee also

* Renshaw

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