[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re surname Radisch

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Sun Oct 5 14:16:13 PDT 2008

Hi - According to Bahlow's Dictionary of German Names, consider this:

Radighk.  Radicke is East German-Slavic short form of Radoslaw (Ratzlaff) 
like Budig for Budislaw.  Likewise Ranusch, Rädisch [Raedisch], Rädsch [Raedsch] 
(Lithuanian Radischat).  Also see place name Rädisch in Bohemia, Moravia 
(older:  Gradisch Hradisch), hence Hensel Redischer, Brünn 1343.

As with most of our names, there is no single "correct" spelling, since there 
were no "rules" (once in the 18th century, I believe, which didn't work) and 
again late in the 19th century, early 20th which finally began to take hold 
(but by no means for everyone) around 1910-1920.   Listen to the sounds, rather 
than the spellings and follow the evolutions.

Maureen Schoenky

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