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The Van Rath surname derives from the Middle High German word "ra-t," or the Swiss "räth" which mean "counsel," or "advice."

Van Rath Early Origins



The surname Van Rath was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Van Rath Spelling Variations


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Van Rath Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rath, von Rath, van Rath, Rathl, Rathel, Raths and others.

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Van Rath Early History


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Van Rath Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Rath research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1806, 1818, 1585 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Van Rath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Rath Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Rath Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Rath 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 or some of its variants were: Johannes Hindrig von Rath, who came to Philadelphia in 1733; Bernard Rath, who settled in Philadelphia in 1796; Adolph Rath, Barbara Rath and Anna Rath, who arrived in New York from Bremen in 1871.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Van Rath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Rath 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 28 October 2013 at 08:19.

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