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The distinguished surname Trader comes from Germany, and is of two different origins. Firstly, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "dregher," meaning "peddler or porter." In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by a traveling merchant. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Low German word "trage," meaning "lazy, sulky." In this instance, the name would have been bestowed as a nickname on one who then passed it to his descendents as a hereditary surname.

Trader Early Origins



The surname Trader was first found in Swabia and Saxony, its two regions of origin. The earliest recorded bearer of the name in Swabia was Walther Trager, who lived in Urach in the year 1383. The name was first recorded in Saxony in 1370, when Conrad Traghe was living in Hanover in 1370.

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Trader Spelling Variations


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Trader Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Trage, Trager, Drage, Drager, Trader, Träger, Träge, Dräge, Dräger, Trahge, Trahger, Drahge and many more.

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Trader Early History


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Trader Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trader research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1383, 1385, 1419, 1484, 1686, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Trader History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trader Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trader Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trader 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:

Trader Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Trader, who arrived in Baltimore in 1895
  • Gisse Trader, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Trader Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Effie L. Trader, who settled in America, in 1905
  • George Henry Trader, aged 40, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Anna Trader, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Royal Trader, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Gustave Trader, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trader (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trader (post 1700)



  • Larry J. Trader (b. 1963), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey defenceman

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Trader Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Trader Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trader 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 8 August 2015 at 15:12.

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