Raak Family History
Raak Name Meaning
Eastern German: from Sorbian, Polish, Czech, and Slovak rak ‘crab’, presumably applied as a nickname or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold shellfish. German: nickname from Middle High German rac ‘taut’, ‘stretched’; ‘busy’, ‘free’. German: from a short form of any of various personal names beginning with Rac-. Shortened form of Dutch van Raak, a habitational name from any of various places named De Raak.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press