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Rauer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Rauer family


The surname Rauer 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.

Early History of the Rauer family


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Rauer Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rauer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rauer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Niclaus Rau, who came to New York in 1709; Jacob Rau came to Philadelphia in 1744; as did Johann Jacob Rau in 1752; and Maria Dorthea Rau in 1787; James Rau came to New Orleans in 1820.

Contemporary Notables of the name Rauer (post 1700)


  • Rudolf "Rudi" Rauer (b. 1950), West German handball player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Rauer (b. 1977), German former competitive ice dancer

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