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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Raeder family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Raeder is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a wheelmaker or wheelwright. The name stems from the German noun rat, meaning wheel. The origin is more clear in the variant "Rademacher."

Raeder Early Origins



The surname Raeder was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. Chronicles first mention Cuncz Redler in 1259 in Iglau, Hans Redel and A. Radel of Bohemia in 1407, Johann Radler of Znaim in 1420, and the knight Goslaus von Redern in 1292 near Neisse. Often the name was associated with work involving mills, but might also stemm from wheel makers (thus the old variation "Rademacher"). From the earliest times, though, it was widespread and not restricted to a profession. The name branched into many houses whose contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Raeder Spelling Variations


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Raeder Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Raeder include Rad, Raed, Raeder, Rehder, Redder, Rader, Raders, Rade, Radder, Redler, Redl, Raedler, Redler, Radl, Rademacher, Radenmacher and many more.

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Raeder Early History


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Raeder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raeder research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1549, 1716, and 1731 are included under the topic Early Raeder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raeder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raeder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raeder 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Raeder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathaeus Raeder, who arrived in America in 1760

Raeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Raeder, and they were preceded by Philip Raeder in 1842
  • Christian Raeder arrived in Philadelphia in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raeder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raeder (post 1700)



  • Florence Raeder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952
  • Johan Christopher Raeder (1782-1853), Norwegian military officer. He was of German and Danish descent, and partly served in the Danish army
  • Erich Raeder (1876-1960), German naval commander
  • Nicolai Ditlev Ammon Raeder (1817-1884), Norwegian jurist and politician
  • Carl Gustav Valdemar Raeder (1837-1887), Danish farmer and writer
  • Oscar Alexander Raeder (1844-1877), Danish writer
  • Einar Raeder (1896-1976), Norwegian long jumper
  • Johan Christopher Raeder (1859-1943), Norwegian military officer
  • Johan Georg Alexius Raeder (1905-1981), Norwegian diplomat
  • Johan Georg Raeder (1889-1959), Norwegian ophthalmologist known for his studies on glaucoma
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Raeder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raeder 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 26 October 2015 at 09:48.

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