The Reschke surname is derived from the name Rasch, from the Middle High German word "rasch" meaning "quick," or "hot-headed;" as such, it may have originally been a nickname
for a quick or rash person.
Early Origins of the Reschke family
The surname Reschke was first found in Silesia
and Swedish Pomerania, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent due to this family's extensive land-holdings in the regions of Brandenburg and Saxony
. Here, they became active in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the political struggles for economic supremacy, in which each group sought power and status in a constantly evolving territorial profile.
Early History of the Reschke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reschke research.Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1319, 1397, 1550, 1566, 1625, 1736, and 1770 are included under the topic Early Reschke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reschke Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Raschka, Rashke, Rashka, Raschki, Rashki, Raschau and others.
Early Notables of the Reschke family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Reschke were Statius von Raschau, a first lieutenant in the army of the Duchy of Brunswick, who died in Moringen in 1625 at... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reschke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reschke family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reschke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Geo R Reschke, who landed in Arkansas in 1862 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Reschke (post 1700)
- Willi Reschke (1922-2017), German Luftwaffe ace, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II, credited with 26 aerial victories in 70 missions