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Raetes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Belgium, Dutch


Early Origins of the Raetes family


The surname Raetes was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in East Flanders, a province in Belgium. Within this province the notable towns are Ghent, the capital city, St Nicolas, Alost, Termonde and Oudenarde. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Raetes family


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Raetes Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Raet, Raete, Raetes, Raett, Raetts, Raette, Raets, Raetz, de Raet, van Raet, van der Raet, Rait, Raitte and many more.

Early Notables of the Raetes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Raetes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Rait, who arrived in Nevis sometime between 1653 and 1675; John Raet, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. sometime between 1749 and 1752; Christian Rietz, who came to America in 1754.

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