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The Rathel surname derives from the Middle High German word "ra-t," or the Swiss "räth" which mean "counsel," or "advice."

Rathel Early Origins



The surname Rathel was first found in Austria, 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. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Rathel Spelling Variations


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Rathel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rath, von Rath, van Rath, Rathl, Rathel, Raths and others.

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Rathel Early History


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Rathel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rathel research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1806, 1818, 1585 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Rathel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rathel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rathel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rathel 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 or some of its variants were: Johannes Hindrig von Rath, who came to Philadelphia in 1733; Bernard Rath, who settled in Philadelphia in 1796; Adolph Rath, Barbara Rath and Anna Rath, who arrived in New York from Bremen in 1871.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Rathel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rathel 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 28 October 2013 at 08:19.

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