[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Anybody ever see the surname Ratt? Taron

Joanne Johnson kaycee4759 at embarqmail.com
Tue Oct 30 16:22:36 PDT 2007

My cousin Otto Rimer (son of  Edward Rimer from Volhynia, 1910) who lives in 
Argentina is married to Lydia Taron. Her heritage is GERMAN!
Her grandparents spoke German.

Joanne Redmann Johnson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Günther Böhm" <GHBoehm at ish.de>
To: "GPV List" <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Anybody ever see the surname Ratt? Taron

> Otto schrieb:
>>Ratt/Radt (wheel) could well be a shortened form of Rattke/Radtke
>>(little wheel or offspring of wheel)
> Hello Karl & Otto,
> RATT would primarily sound like RAT [RATH] which stands for an urban,
> feudal or royal councillor.
> 'Rad' would more likely occur in craftsmen's names like RADEMACHER,
> RADKE more likely stem from the slavian first name Radek [Radko] as its
> diminutive [from 'rad' = happy].
>>Taron/Tarrun remains a challenge.
> Here I am at first tempted to think of the medieval town of Thorn
> [Toruń] -  B U T  the surname TARON is not uncommon in France. There it
> seems to originate from the present département Marne where several
> TARON lived in Châlons, La-Neuville-Au-Pont,  Sainte-Menehould and Vroil
> in 17th and 18th century as well as the present département
> Meurthe-et-Moselle (Saulxures-Lès-Nancy, starting from early 17th
> century as well).
> Günther
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