Rahn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rahn family

The surname Rahn 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 Rahn family

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

Rahn Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rahn family (pre 1700)

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United States Rahn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rahn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Elisabetha Rahn, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Caspar Rahn, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Gorg Rahn, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Konrad Rahn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Conrad Rahn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Rahn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christine Rahn, aged 39, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Carl Rahn, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • John L Rahn, aged 38, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Abel Rahn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • Henry Rahn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Rahn migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rahn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Geo Philip Rahn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1751

Contemporary Notables of the name Rahn (post 1700) +

  • Muriel Rahn (1911-1961), American vocalist and actress
  • John Rahn, American music theorist, composer and Professor of Music in the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle
  • Matthew "Matt" Rahn (b. 1982), American football offensive lineman
  • Richard W. Rahn (b. 1942), American economist and journalist for The Washington Times, former Vice President and Chief Economist of the United States Chamber of Commerce
  • William H. Rahn, American politician, Mayor of Westmont, Illinois, 1999- [2]
  • J. M. Rahn, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1922 [2]
  • George Rahn, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 8th District, 1845-46 [2]
  • Andrew A. D. Rahn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912, 1924 [2]
  • Rudolf Rahn (1900-1975), German diplomat
  • Matthias Rahn (b. 1990), German footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Friedrich Rahn (1917-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Carl F. Rahn Jr., American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [4]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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