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Rautenbach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Medieval Austria is the noble birthplace of the surname Rautenbach. 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 Rautenbach family


The surname Rautenbach 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.

Early History of the Rautenbach family


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Rautenbach Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Rautenbach include Reuter, Reuters, Reutter, Reuther, Reute, Roytter and many more.

Early Notables of the Rautenbach family (pre 1700)


During this period prominent bearers of the name Rautenbach 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...
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Migration of the Rautenbach family to the New World and Oceana


Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rautenbach or a variant listed above:

Rautenbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Rautenbach, who arrived in North America in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Auguste Rautenbach, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Gustav Rautenbach, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Gustav Rautenbach, aged 46, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Italia" from Swinemunde, Poland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-GY3 : 6 December 2014), Gustav Rautenbach, 29 Apr 1892; citing departure port Swinemunde, arrival port New York, ship name Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Auguste Rautenbach, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Italia" from Swinemunde, Poland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-GYQ : 6 December 2014), Auguste Rautenbach, 29 Apr 1892; citing departure port Swinemunde, arrival port New York, ship name Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Rautenbach Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Rautenbach, aged 46, who arrived in New-York in 1908 aboard the ship "Kronprinz Wilhelm" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGV-93J : 6 December 2014), Robert Rautenbach, 18 Mar 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New-York, ship name Kronprinz Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert Rautenbach, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Harry Rautenbach, aged 23, originally from Godesberg, Germany, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Columbus" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCZ-9MD : 6 December 2014), Harry Rautenbach, 04 Jul 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Columbus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Harry Rautenbach, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Godesberg, Germany, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Rautenbach (post 1700)


  • Jans Rautenbach (b. 1936), South African screenwriter, film producer and director
  • Kempie Rautenbach (b. 1988), South African rugby union player
  • Muller Conrad "Billy" Rautenbach (b. 1959), wealthy Zimbabwean businessman
  • Conrad Rautenbach (b. 1984), Zimbabwean rally driver, son of Muller Rautenbach
  • Faan Rautenbach (b. 1976), English rugby union footballer

The Rautenbach Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare
Motto Translation: By sea.


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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-GY3 : 6 December 2014), Gustav Rautenbach, 29 Apr 1892; citing departure port Swinemunde, arrival port New York, ship name Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TN-GYQ : 6 December 2014), Auguste Rautenbach, 29 Apr 1892; citing departure port Swinemunde, arrival port New York, ship name Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGV-93J : 6 December 2014), Robert Rautenbach, 18 Mar 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New-York, ship name Kronprinz Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCZ-9MD : 6 December 2014), Harry Rautenbach, 04 Jul 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Columbus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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