Origins Available: Belgium
Early Origins of the De raet family
The surname De raet was first found in Belgium, 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. The name was first recorded in East Flanders
, a province in Belgium. Within this province the notable towns are Ghent, the capital city, St Nicolas, Alost, Termonde and Oudenarde. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the De raet family
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De raet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raet, Raete, Raetes, Raett, Raetts, Raette, Raets, Raetz, de Raet, van Raet, van der Raet, Rait, Raitte and many more.
Early Notables of the De raet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De raet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Rait, who arrived in Nevis sometime between 1653 and 1675; John Raet, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. sometime between 1749 and 1752; Christian Rietz, who came to America in 1754.
Contemporary Notables of the name De raet (post 1700)
- Lodewijk De Raet (1870-1914), Flemish economist and politician