Posted By:Bill Amann
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Subject:Re: Where'd the dang name come from?
Post Date:April 23, 2001 at 10:11:57
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/radtke/messages/111.html
Forum:Radtke Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/radtke/

Years ago I found Radtke (my grandmother's maiden name) in a dictionary of German surnames. Of course it was in German and I do not understand much of it. From what I can understand, the name first appears about 1290 and means zu Radolf or from Radolf. I have no idea where this would be except there is a note about it being in northern Germany. There also is an abbreviation "Pers. N." Not sure if if refers to Radolf as being a personal name (Rudolf) or what. Hope this helps with that dang name.