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The surname Rada is a local surname; it is derived from the place name Radeck, a castle in Oppel, in Silesia. While it is generally regarded that the name was from this area, the first record of the name was in Switzerland. The derivation from the place name Radeck makes this a habitation surname; that is, a surname based upon an already existing place name. The other type of local name is topographic names, based upon a physical feature of the local geography, such as a forest, or a river, and so on.

Rada Early Origins



The surname Rada was first found in Switzerland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Heinrich von Radekke of Upper- Austria in 1256, and Hans Radecker of Eger in Bohemia around 1395.

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Rada Spelling Variations


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Rada Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Radecke, Radek, Radeke, Radeck, Radecki, Radacke, Radake, Radacker, Radecker and many more.

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Rada Early History


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Rada Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rada research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1233, 1733, 1791, 1776 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Rada History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rada Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rada Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rada Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Go R Rada, aged 39, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Marie Rada, aged 30, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Philomena Rada, aged 5, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Anna Rada, aged 3, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Adela Rada, who landed in America, in 1898

Rada Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anton Rada, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Nicow, Austria, in 1906
  • Anna Rada, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Nicow, Austria, in 1906
  • Anna Rada, aged 16, who settled in America from Shuhadlo, Russia, in 1907
  • Bertholda Rada, aged 22, who landed in America from Maschendorf, Austria, in 1907
  • Andric Rada, aged 19, who settled in America from Csurog, Hungary, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rada (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rada (post 1700)



  • K. E. Rada, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • Petr Rada (b. 1958), Czech football coach
  • Ionut Alin Rada (b. 1982), Romanian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Rada Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rada 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 11:17.

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