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. Rebmann is a name for a person who worked as a wine maker and a grower of grapes. The surname Rebmann is an occupational name that was originally derived from the common trades of the medieval era which transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Early Origins of the Rebmann family
Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Rebmann family
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Rebmann Spelling Variations
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 Rebmann include Rebstock, Rebenstock, Rebestock, Rebstocke, Reber, Rebmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Rebmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rebmann family to the New World and Oceana
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Rebmann were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Rebmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rebmann (post 1700)
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