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The surname Rebman is a German occupational surname that evolved in the region known as the Rhineland. Germans at first used only one name, but population growth and increased travel in medieval times caused confusion between people of the same name, forcing the people to adopt hereditary surnames. These names often identified people by the kind of work they did. Rebman is a name for a person who worked as a wine maker and a grower of grapes. The surname Rebman is an occupational name that was originally derived from the common trades of the medieval era which transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Rebman Early Origins



The surname Rebman was first found in the Upper Rineland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Literally, the name refers to the owner of a vineyard, and "Rebstock" was probably the earliest form before it was shortened to "Rebmann" and then "Reber." Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Rebman Spelling Variations


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Rebman 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 Rebman include Rebstock, Rebenstock, Rebestock, Rebstocke, Reber, Rebmann and many more.

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Rebman Early History


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Rebman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rebman research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1310, 1367, 1566, 1605, 1711, and 1717 are included under the topic Early Rebman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rebman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rebman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rebman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Rebman, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Rebman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Rebman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Conrad Rebman, who came to Philadelphia in 1738
  • Conrad Rebman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Rebman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dorothy Rebman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Agguth Rebman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Anna Rebman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Barbara Rebman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Casper Rebman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rebman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rebman (post 1700)



  • Samuel C. Rebman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rebman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rebman 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 March 2016 at 18:04.

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