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Where did the German Raths family come from? What is the German Raths family crest and coat of arms? When did the Raths family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Raths family history?The Raths surname derives from the Middle High German word "ra-t," or the Swiss "räth" which mean "counsel," or "advice."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rath, von Rath, van Rath, Rathl, Rathel, Raths and others.
First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raths research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1641, 1806, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Raths History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raths Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Hindrig von Rath, who came to Philadelphia in 1733; Bernard Rath, who settled in Philadelphia in 1796; Adolph Rath, Barbara Rath and Anna Rath, who arrived in New York from Bremen in 1871.
The Raths Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raths Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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