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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.

Radke Early Origins



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.

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Radke Spelling Variations


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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.

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Radke Early History


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Radke Early History



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

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Radke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Radke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Radke 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:

Radke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Radke settled in Texas in 1853
  • Alexander Radke, who landed in America in 1869
  • August Radke, aged 45, arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • Carl Radke, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1878
  • Martin Radke, who arrived in Arkansas in 1892
  • ... (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, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Gustavus Radke, aged 8, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Rudolph Radke, aged 6, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Emilia Radke, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Ernestina Radke, aged 15, a servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Radke (post 1700)


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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
  • Dorene Radke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • Karoline Radke (1903-1983), German runner

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Radke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Radke 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 21 November 2016 at 17:32.

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