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Reich Early Origins



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.

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Reich Spelling Variations


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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.

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Reich Early History


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Reich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reich research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1286, 1356, 1720, 1342, 1610, 1645, 1286, 1667, 1734, 1637, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Reich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reich Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reich 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:

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
  • Thoms Reich, aged 12, landed in New York in 1710
  • Maria Dorothea Reich, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • 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
  • Philip Reich, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Wilhelm Reich, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Johann Ernst Reich, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Augustus Reich, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1855
  • ... (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, arrived in New York, NY in 1909

Reich Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Reich, who arrived in Canada in 1907
  • Phillip Reich, who arrived in Canada in 1907

Reich Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Annie Reich, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reich (post 1700)



  • Vernon William Reich, American politician, Mayor of Forest Park, Illinois, 1953-54. Interment somewhere in Forest Park, Illinois
  • Robert Bernard Reich (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1993-97 ; Candidate in primary for Governor of Massachusetts, 2002
  • Otto Juan Reich (b. 1945), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, 1986. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, 2002
  • Perry S. Reich, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 2002
  • Michael H. Reich, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1996; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Kurt E. Reich, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988
  • Joseph Reich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • 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
  • Jonathan Abram Reich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1992
  • Jon Reich, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Reich Historic Events


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Reich Historic Events




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 on May 29th 1914

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Reich Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Reich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reich 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 13 October 2016 at 16:41.

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