occupational, applied to greengrocers, such as the Reddich recorded in Greifswald in 1303, and the one in Stralsund in 1325.
Early Origins of the Rettke family
Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. One of the first written records of the name dates from the year 1245 when one Nicolus dictus (son of) Rettich was listed on the live Register of Freiburg. In their later history they became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they developed into this most influential family.
Early History of the Rettke family
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Rettke Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rettich, Rettig, Retteg, Rettick, Retich, Retig, Retick, Reddig (northern Germany), Reddich (northern Germany), Rethke, Rettke (Slavic) and many more.
Early Notables of the Rettke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rettke family to the New World and Oceana
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Rettke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Rettke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rettke (post 1700)
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