De ruyter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Medieval Austria is the noble birthplace of the surname De ruyter. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the De ruyter family

The surname De ruyter was first found in Austria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the De ruyter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De ruyter research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1740, 1837, 1826, 1627, 1608, 1665, 1712, 1816, 1899, 1871, 1564 and 1638 are included under the topic Early De ruyter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De ruyter Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of De ruyter include Reuter, Reuters, Reutter, Reuther, Reute, Roytter and many more.

Early Notables of the De ruyter family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name De ruyter were Adam Reuter ( fl. 1627), was an author, a native of Cottbus in Silesia, was granted permission to study in the Bodleian Library at Oxford on 3 Sept. 1608; and Christian Reuter (1665-1712), who began his career by writing two comedies that ridiculed his landlady while at the university of Leipzig; when she sued he was sent to the university prison, where he wrote yet another satire, and was finally expelled. He...
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De ruyter migration to the United States

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name De ruyter were

De ruyter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Claes Jansz DeRuyter, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1636 [1]
  • Jan DeRuyter, who arrived in Delaware in 1662 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name De ruyter (post 1700)

  • W. J. A. deRuyter, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1934 [2]
  • Michiel Adrianszoon de Ruyter (1607-1676), Dutch naval commander

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) W. deRuyter. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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