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Where did the German Ruckman family come from? What is the German Ruckman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ruckman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ruckman family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rucker, Ruecker, Ruckers (northern Germany), Ruckert (Franconia, Silesia), Rueckert, Rueckhardt, Ruckhardt, Rueckhart, Ruckhart, Ruckers, Rueckers, Rukker, Rucker, Ruck, Rucke and many more.
First found in Hessen, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the branches became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Chronicles first mention Betz Ruecker of Schweinfurt in 1388 and Peschklle Ruecker of Glatz in 1343. The variation Rueckert is the more recent, and Rueckhardt first appears in the 16th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruckman research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1550, 1594, 1631, 1667, 1689, 1788, 1834, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Ruckman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruckman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ruckman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Ruckman Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Ruckman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruckman 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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