Reich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reich family

The surname Reich was first found in Switzerland, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Reich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reich research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1286, 1356, 1720, 1342, 1610, 1645, 1286, 1667, 1734, 1637, 1717, 1720, 1635, 1697, 1635 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Reich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reich, Reiche, Reichs, Reicher, Reick, Reicke, Reicker, Reichers, Rike, Ryke, Rycke, Reichle, Reichel, Riker and many more.

Early Notables of the Reich family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Reich were Petrus Reich von Reichenstein, who was the Bishop of Basel in 1286. Gottfried Reiche (1667-1734), was German trumpet player and composer of the Baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach's chief trumpeter. Julius Reichelt (1637-1717), was a German mathematician and astronomer who may have set up the first observatory in the city of Strasbourg. The...
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United States Reich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Reich, who sailed to New York in 1710
  • Balthasar Reich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Thoms Reich, aged 12, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Maria Dorothea Reich, aged 3, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Gottfried Reich, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rafael Reich, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1821 [1]
  • Philip Reich, aged 23, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Wilhelm Reich, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Johann Ernst Reich, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Augustus Reich, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christine Reich, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1909 [1]

Canada Reich migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reich Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Reich, who arrived in Canada in 1907
  • Phillip Reich, who arrived in Canada in 1907

New Zealand Reich migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Reich Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Annie Reich, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Reich (post 1700) +

  • Charles A. Reich (1928-2019), American legal and social scholar, Professor at Yale Law School, best known for his book The Greening of America
  • Frank Michael Reich Jr. (b. 1961), former American football quarterback in the National Football League
  • Robert Bernard Reich (b. 1946), American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator, Secretary of Labor (1993 to 1997)
  • Otto Juan Reich (b. 1945), Cuban-born, American former senior official in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush
  • Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
  • Stephen "Steve" Michael Reich (b. 1936), American composer awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music
  • Joseph Reich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964 [2]
  • Joseph Reich (b. 1894), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1923-25; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1936 [2]
  • Jonathan Abram Reich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1992 [2]
  • Jon Reich, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 [2]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Joseph Alexander M. Reich, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]


  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
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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