Conradi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the proud surname Conradi can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. The surname Conradi originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

Early Origins of the Conradi family

The surname Conradi was first found in Bohemia, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The name originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

Important Dates for the Conradi family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conradi research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1711, 1800, 1815, 1821, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Conradi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Conradi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Conrad, Konrad, Kunrad, Kunrads, Kunrath, Konrath, Conrath, Konradt, Conradt, Cunrad, Cunrads, Cunrath, Conradi, Conraad, Konraad, Konrads, Conrads, Conraed, Conrade, Konrade, Konraed, Konrat, Conrat, Conratty, Conratt, Conred, Konred, Coonrod (Dutch) and many more.

Early Notables of the Conradi family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Conradi included Carl Signified Kunrad von Loewenthal, who was a prominent and honored Bohemian knight. He was granted the knighthood...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conradi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Conradi migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Conradi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Casper Conradi, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johannes Conradi, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Conradi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Conradi, who arrived in America in 1856 [1]
  • Philipp Conradi, who landed in Iowa in 1868 [1]
  • Georg Conradi, who arrived in Iowa in 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Conradi (post 1700)

  • Edward Conradi (1869-1944), American educator and administrator, President of Florida State College for Women (1909-1941)
  • Johann Georg Conradi (1645-1699), German composer
  • Erwin Conradi (b. 1935), German former managing director of Metro AG
  • August Conradi (1821-1873), German organist and composer
  • Peter J. Conradi FRSL (b. 1945), British author and academic
  • Peter Conradi, British author and journalist, foreign editor of The Sunday Times of London

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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