Rader Family History
Rader Name Meaning
occupational name for a wheelwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat ‘wheel’. (Räder): metonymic occupational name for a flour sifter or mill hand, from Middle High German reder ‘sieve’. occasionally an occupational name from Middle Low German rader ‘adviser’. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. Americanized spelling of German Röder (see Roeder).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press