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Radke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Radke 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.

Early Origins of the Radke family


The surname Radke 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.

Early History of the Radke family


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Radke Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Radke family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Radke family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Radke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Radke, who settled in Texas in 1853
  • Alexander Radke, who landed in America in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • August Radke, aged 45, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Carl Radke, aged 32, who landed in New York, NY in 1878 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Martin Radke, who arrived in Arkansas in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Radke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Radke, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Gustavus Radke, aged 8, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Rudolph Radke, aged 6, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Emilia Radke, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Ernestina Radke, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Radke (post 1700)


  • Marian Radke (1918-2007), American child psychologist
  • Bill Radke, American radio talk show host, web video host, author, comedian and columnist
  • Brad William Radke (b. 1972), former American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • Franz Christopher Radke (b. 1889), American Democrat politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1917; Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dorene Radke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Karoline Radke (1903-1983), German runner

Historic Events for the Radke family



Bismarck

  • Johannes Radke (1921-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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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 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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