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The roots of the distinguished German surname Regier lie in the southern regions of Swabia, Bavaria, and Austria. The name is derived from the Middle High German words "reigel" or "reiger," both meaning "heron." The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.

Regier Early Origins



The surname Regier was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Rieger 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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Regier Spelling Variations


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Regier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rieger, Reiger, Riegger, Reigger, Riegar, Reigar, Riger, Rigger, Ryger, Rygger, Riegler and many more.

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Regier Early History


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Regier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Regier research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1790 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Regier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Regier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Regier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Regier 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:

Regier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Regier, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Helena Regier, aged 49, landed in Nebraska in 1874
  • Jean Regier, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • Justine Regier, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Bernhard Regier, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Regier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Regier, who landed in Manitoba in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Regier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Regier (post 1700)



  • Keith Regier, American Republican politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives 5th District; Elected 2010
  • Agnes Marie Regier, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1996
  • Keith Regier, American politician, Member of the Montana House of Representatives (2008-)
  • Jason Regier (b. 1975), American eight-time gold medalist Paralympic wheelchair rugby player
  • Gerald P. "Jerry" Regier (b. 1945), American businessman and politician, Florida Secretary of Children and Families (2002-2007)
  • Erhart Regier (1916-1976), Canadian politician, MP for Burnaby-Coquitlam (1953-1962)
  • Darcy John Regier (b. 1957), Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player
  • Steven Regier (b. 1984), Canadian professional hockey forward

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Regier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Regier 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 October 2015 at 12:44.

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