Konrad Family History
Konrad Name Meaning
German Polish Slovenian and Croatian; Czech Slovak and Hungarian (Konrád): from the personal name Konrad composed of the ancient Germanic elements kuoni ‘daring experienced’ + rād rāt ‘counsel’. This fell together at an early date with another ancient Germanic name of which the first element was chunni or kuni ‘race people’. Konrad was extremely popular as a personal name in central Europe during the Middle Ages being a hereditary name in several princely families as well as enjoying widespread popularity among the people at large. It was the name of several Christian saints including a 10th-century bishop of Constance. It was also adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews in German-speaking provinces of Central and Eastern Europe as a Germanized form of Kohn or Cohn . Compare Conrad .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press