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Radner Early Origins



The surname Radner was first found in Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed), a former historic county of mid- Wales, anciently part of the kingdom of Powys, where they held a family seat. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1193 when John Radenoura held estates in Radnor and Herefordshire. They were allied by marriage to the Ap Reese of Washingly.

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Radner Spelling Variations


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Radner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridenour, Ridener, Ridner, Radnor, Radnall, Redinhale, Radner, Radmall and many more.

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Radner Early History


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Radner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Radner research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1260, 1398, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Radner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Radner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Radner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Radner 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:

Radner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Radner, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

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Contemporary Notables of the name Radner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Radner (post 1700)



  • Sidney Hollis Radner (1919-2011), American rug salesman who owned one of the world's largest and most valuable collections of Harry Houdini artifacts
  • Roy Radner (b. 1927), American Leonard N. Stern School Professor of Business at New York University
  • Gilda Susan Radner (1946-1989), American Emmy Award winning comedian and actress, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live (SNL), remembered for Gilda's Club,now known as the Cancer Support Community, a cancer support group co-founded by her husband Gene Wilder
  • Maria Friderike Radner (1981-2015), German contralto and internationally renowned opera singer killed in the plane crash of Germanwings Flight 9525

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Radner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Radner 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 25 March 2015 at 12:37.

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