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The surname Reichard is a Bavarian nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Reichard is a name for a brave or strong person. It is a common name among the English, French, and Flemish/Dutch communities, as well as the German, and stems from the words ric, meaning power, and hard, meaning hardy or strong.

Reichard Early Origins



The surname Reichard was first found in Bavaria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. The literal meaning of the name is "brave ruler," and chronicles first mention Hantsch Richard of Liegnitz in 1381, and Hans Reichart of Friedland in 1381. In their later history the name 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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Reichard Spelling Variations


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Reichard Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Reichard include Reichhard, Reichhart, Reichard, Reichart, Reichardt, Reickhard, Reichheart, Reikhard, Reickhart, Richard, Reichert and many more.

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Reichard Early History


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Reichard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reichard research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1733, 1749, 1752, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Reichard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reichard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reichard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Reichard in this period include Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814), who was the court composer and conductor to Frederick the Great and Frederick II, and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reichard 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Reichard or a variant listed above:

Reichard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Reichard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Joseph Reichard, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • Johannes Reichard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • David Reichard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1743
  • Elizabeth Reichard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reichard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Reichard, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Philipp Reichard, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Francisca Reichard, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Franz Reichard, aged 27, landed in New York in 1854
  • Kath Reichard, who arrived in Brazil in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reichard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherina Reichard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Reichard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Thomas Reichard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reichard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reichard (post 1700)



  • V. Milton Reichard, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1914
  • Theodore Reichard (b. 1875), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bolton, 1919-20
  • Robert B. Reichard, American politician, Burgess of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Kenneth P. Reichard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • Harry Hess Reichard (1878-1956), Pennsylvania German writer and scholar
  • Cody Reichard (b. 1987), American professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Christian Gottlieb Reichard (1758-1837), German cartographer
  • Joseph Martin Reichard (1803-1872), German politician and revolutionary
  • Johanne Wilhelmine Siegmundine Reichard (1788-1848), the first German female balloonist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Reichard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reichard 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.

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