The history of the German surname Rael begins in the former royal duchy of Swabia, now the modern region of Baden-Wurrtemburg. There are two possible origins for the name. Firstly, Rael may have originated as a diminutive of the Germanic
Hruodilo or Rudelin; in this case, the surname would be used to mean "son of Roll." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Middle High German word "rolle," meaning "scroll" or "list."
The surname Rael was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where there are records of the name dating back as far as 1321, when Konrad Rölin was living near Strassburg. The young Rael family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of Swabian society.
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of this family name include: Roll, Rholl, Rael, Rhaell, Roil, Rhael and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Roll and his wife Maria Elisabeth, who settled in New Jersey in 1709; Hans Jorg Roll, who came to South Carolina in 1753 with his wife and son, Conrad Roll, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1860.