Rahm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rahm family

The surname Rahm was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region. The nobility of the name were also held in Denmark.

Early History of the Rahm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rahm research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1622 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Rahm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rahm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rahn, Raphan, Rahon, Raphan and others.

Early Notables of the Rahm family (pre 1700)

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Rahm Ranking

In the United States, the name Rahm is the 14,503rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Rahm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rahm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Konradt Rahm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [2]
  • Kasper Rahm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [2]
  • Barbara Rahm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Elisabeth Rahm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Johan Heinrich Rahm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Rahm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Rahm, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [2]
  • William Rahm, who landed in Indiana in 1850 [2]
  • Adam Rahm, who arrived in Texas in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rahm (post 1700) +

  • Harold Joseph Rahm (1919-2019), American Catholic priest and Jesuit, known for his work with gangs and inner-city youth in El Paso, Texas
  • John B. Rahm (1854-1935), American bronze medalist golfer at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Kevin Rahm (b. 1971), American actor, best known for his role as Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy
  • William Rahm Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1888 [3]
  • John M. Rahm, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896 [3]
  • Herman Rahm, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 21st District, 1922 [3]
  • Christina Rahm (1760-1837), Swedish operatic singer and a dramatic actress
  • Lennie Arne Robin Rahm (b. 1986), Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Philippe Rahm (b. 1967), Swiss architect, founder of Philippe Rahm Architects, Paris, France


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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