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Raetz Early Origins



The surname Raetz 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.

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Raetz Spelling Variations


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Raetz 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.

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Raetz Early History


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Raetz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raetz research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1696, 1753, 1814, 1825, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Raetz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raetz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raetz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Raetz 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:

Raetz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Michael Raetz, who settled in North America in 1833
  • Wilhelm Raetz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • John Raetz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Raetz, who arrived in North America in 1867

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Raetz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raetz 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 15 December 2015 at 09:52.

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