Rehm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rehm family

The surname Rehm was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Johann Reimers of Bremen in 1293, Nokel Reimar of Eger, Bohemia, in 1350, and Hensl Raimer of Olmuetz. The oldest form of the name is "Reinmar" or "Reginmar," which meant literally "famous councillor." 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.

Early History of the Rehm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rehm research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1738, 1694, 1768, 1200 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Rehm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rehm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reimers, Reimer, Rimers, Rimer, Reymer, Reymers, Reimar, Reimars, Reimarus, Rheimer, Remer, Remers, Remmer, Remmers, Ramer, Ramers, Raimer, Raimers, Reinmar and many more.

Early Notables of the Rehm family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Rehm were Herman Samuel Reimarus (1694-1768), a famous Hebrew scholar and Bible scholar, whose house in Hamburg was the centre of the highest culture. He founded many learned and artistic societies which had an enormous impact on the cultural life of Hamburg. His name was the Latin...
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United States Rehm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rehm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Rehm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • Peter Rehm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
Rehm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Rehm, aged 53, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Casper Rehm, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rehm (post 1700) +

  • Daniel R. Rehm Jr., American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 9 aerial victories
  • John M. Rehm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916 [2]
  • Evelyn Ward Rehm, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928, 1932; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930 [2]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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