Christina Rath

8 June 1656–
Durrweiler, Freudenstadt, Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Christina

When Christina Rath was christened on 8 June 1656, in Durrweiler, Freudenstadt, Württemberg, Germany, her father, Michel Rath, was 36 and her mother, Agnes Walz, was 36. She married Georg Staib on 12 June 1677, in Pfalzgrafenweiler, Freudenstadt, Württemberg, Germany.

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Georg Staib
Christina Rath
Marriage: 12 June 1677

Spouse and Children

    Georg Staib



12 June 1677
Pfalzgrafenweiler, Freudenstadt, Württemberg, Germany

Parents and Siblings

    Michel Rath


    Agnes Walz




+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive epithet for a wise person or counselor, from Middle High German rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, German Rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, also ‘stock’, ‘supply’.2 German (also Swiss Räth): from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names formed with rād, rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ as the first element.3 German (Rhineland): habitational name from any of various places called Rath, which derives from Middle Low German roden, raden ‘to clear land for cultivation’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Christina in entry for Jörg Georg Staib, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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