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  • Alfred Wingate Craven (1810 - 1879)
    He was born on 20 October 1810 in Washington, D.C. He graduated at Columbia University in 1829, studied law and then civil engineering.[2] In 1837 he was associated with General George S. Greene on...
  • Anne Warner (1677 - d.)
  • Blanche Coventry, Countess of Coventry (1842 - 1930)
    Links: ================================================ Citations / Sources: [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Wal...
  • Daniel Hartman Craven, c3 (1910 - 1993)
    Dr Danie Craven, dosent aan Universiteit Stellenbosch, Springbok rugbyspeler en bekende in die wêreld v rugby.

About the Craven surname

There is a District in Yorkshire called The Craven District and it is here that many, if not all, of the Craven names will have originated. In this case the name derives from an old word for the wild Garlic which was particularly prevalent in this district.

It does not appear to have anything to do with the word "craven" as used to denote "cowardly".