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Where did the German Riegert family come from? What is the German Riegert family crest and coat of arms? When did the Riegert family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Riegert family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Riegert lie in the southern regions of Swabia, Bavaria, and Austria. The name is derived from the Middle High German words "reigel" or "reiger," both meaning "heron." The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rieger, Reiger, Riegger, Reigger, Riegar, Reigar, Riger, Rigger, Ryger, Rygger, Riegler and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Rieger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riegert research. Another 178 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1790 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Riegert History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Riegert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Riegert Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Riegert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riegert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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