Early Origins of the Bradtke family
The surname Bradtke was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The Bradtke surname 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.
Early History of the Bradtke family
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Bradtke Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bradica, Bradtke, Bradacice, Brodeeki, Brada, Bradac, Bradaty, Broda and many more.
Early Notables of the Bradtke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bradtke family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gallus Brada, who arrived in New York city in 1856; Christof Brada, who arrived in New York city in 1883; Ivan Bradica, who was on record in Kansas in 1894.