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Reetz Early Origins



The surname Reetz was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Reetz Spelling Variations


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Reetz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rietstap, Reetstap, Rietstapp, Rietstappe, Rietsstap, Rietstapes, Rietstappes, Reitstap and many more.

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Reetz Early History


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Reetz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reetz research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reetz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reetz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reetz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Reetz 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reetz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Reetz, who arrived in Cayenne in 1764

Reetz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Reetz, who came to New York, NY in 1866
  • Ernst Wilhelm Reetz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1868
  • Emilie Reetz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1868
  • Christian Reetz, who came to New York, NY in 1868
  • A. Reetz, who arrived in Baltimore in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reetz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Fritz Kurt Reetz, who settled in Illinois in 1954

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reetz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reetz (post 1700)



  • L. F. Reetz, American politician, Mayor of Belmont, California, 1952
  • Wilhelm "Willy" Reetz (1892-1963), German painter

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    The Reetz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reetz 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 8 February 2016 at 09:11.

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