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The surname Radtke 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.

Radtke Early Origins



The surname Radtke 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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Radtke Spelling Variations


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Radtke 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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Radtke Early History


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Radtke Early History



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

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Radtke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Radtke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Radtke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Radtke, aged 34, landed in America in 1839
  • Karoline Elis Radtke, aged 44, arrived in America in 1843
  • Anna Regina Radtke, aged 52, arrived in America in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Radtke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Radtke (post 1700)



  • Edward Radtke (b. 1962), American film director, screenwriter and film producer
  • Jamie Radtke (b. 1973), American activist and political candidate
  • Jack William Radtke (1913-2006), American Major League Baseball player
  • Doctor Peter Radtke (b. 1943), German actor and playwright
  • Helga Radtke (b. 1962), German gold medalist track and field athlete
  • Katarzyna Radtke (b. 1969), retired Polish race walker

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Radtke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Radtke 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 7 October 2016 at 12:10.

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