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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. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. 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).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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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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