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Rau Early Origins



The surname Rau was first found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Rau Spelling Variations


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Rau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rau, Raue, Rauer, Row and others.

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Rau Early History


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Rau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rau research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1792, 1813, 1870, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Rau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rau 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:

Rau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Niclaus Rau, who came to New York in 1709
  • Niclaus Rau, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Jacob Rau came to Philadelphia in 1744
  • Jacob Rau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Hans Geo Rau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Rau came to New Orleans in 1820
  • Carl Rau, aged 27, landed in New York in 1854
  • Christian Rau, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Dorothe Rau, aged 23, landed in New York in 1854
  • Maria Rau, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edmund Rau, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Gottlieb Rau, aged 37, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karolina Rau, aged 37, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Olga Rau, aged 2, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rau (post 1700)



  • Thomas P. Rau, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952
  • Norman F. Rau, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1960 (alternate), 1964
  • Jacob Rau Jr., American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1897-98
  • Douglas James Rau (b. 1948), American Major League Baseball player
  • Tobias Rau (b. 1981), German footballer
  • Andrea Rau (b. 1947), German actress
  • Heinz "Heinrich" Rau (1896-1965), Israeli (German born) architect
  • Johannes Rau (b. 1931), German member of the Social Democratic Party and former minister-president of North-Rhine Westphalia

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Suggested Readings for the name Rau


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Suggested Readings for the name Rau



  • The Rau Family Chronicle.

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Rau Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Rau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rau 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 January 2016 at 12:51.

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