Origins Available: Belgium, Dutch
Early Origins of the Van Raet family
Flanders, a province in Belgium. Within this province the notable towns are Ghent, the capital city, St Nicolas, Alost, Termonde and Oudenarde. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Van Raet family
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Van Raet Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Raet, Raete, Raetes, Raett, Raetts, Raette, Raets, Raetz, de Raet, van Raet, van der Raet, Rait, Raitte and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Raet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Raet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Rait, who arrived in Nevis sometime between 1653 and 1675; John Raet, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. sometime between 1749 and 1752; Christian Rietz, who came to America in 1754.
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