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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 setted in New York in 1709
  • Niclaus Rau, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jacob Rau, who setted in Philadelphia in 1744
  • Jacob Rau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hans Geo Rau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who setted in New Orleans in 1820
  • Carl Rau, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christian Rau, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Dorothe Rau, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Maria Rau, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karolina Rau, aged 37, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Olga Rau, aged 2, who 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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Rau Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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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 5 February 2017 at 16:49.

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