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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.

Reschke Early Origins



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.

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Reschke Spelling Variations


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Reschke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raschka, Rashke, Rashka, Raschki, Rashki, Raschau and others.

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Reschke Early History


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Reschke Early History



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.

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Reschke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reschke Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reschke (post 1700)


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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

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Reschke Family Crest Products


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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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful 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 Reschke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reschke 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 7 July 2017 at 11:07.

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