Konrath History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the proud surname Konrath 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 Konrath originates from the Old German emperor's name, Kunrad, meaning "kuehn im Rat" (bold in counsel).

Early Origins of the Konrath family

The surname Konrath 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 Konrath family

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

Konrath 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 Konrath family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Konrath 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 Konrath Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Konrath migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Konrath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Konrath, who landed in Brazil in 1862 [1]
  • Peter Konrath, who arrived in Brazil in 1873 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Konrath (post 1700)

  • Mel Konrath, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [2]

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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