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The Reichman family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Reichman is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Reichman was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the Reichman family achieved distinction for its contribution to the region's medieval society. This surname was a nickname surname, and derived from the German words, reich, which means rich, and mann, which means man. Thus, the bearer of this name was known for his material wealth, or perhaps because he behaved in a princely or regal manner.

Reichman Early Origins



The surname Reichman was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Hatnel Richman in 1380, and one Richmannus of Bremen in 1382.

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Reichman Spelling Variations


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Reichman Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Reichman include Reichmann, Reichman, Reichmen, Richmann, Richman, Richmen, Reichmanner, Reichmaenner, Richmanner, Richmaenner, Rickman, Rickmen, Reychman, Reychmann and many more.

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Reichman Early History


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Reichman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reichman research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1744, 1715, 1849, 1903, 1882, 1642, 1737, 1702 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Reichman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reichman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reichman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Reichman in this period include Theodor Reichmann (1849-1903), a German baritone from Rostock who joined the Vienna Opera in 1882...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reichman 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Reichman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Reichman, who sailed to America in 1709 with her children
  • Johann Georg Reichman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • John Reichman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johann Reichman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Reichman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Reichman, aged 39, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Catharine Reichman, aged 4, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Geo Reichman, aged 36, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Henry Reichman, aged 2, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Frederick Reichman, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reichman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anni Reichman, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Babe Reichman, aged 36, who landed in America from Korono, Russia, in 1906
  • Abraham Reichman, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Pacanow, Russia, in 1906
  • Arthur Reichman, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Anna Reichman, aged 4, who landed in America from Bohoradczanja, Austria, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reichman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reichman (post 1700)



  • Rita Reichman, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964
  • Alexander F. Reichman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916
  • Davina Reichman, Australian business consultant
  • Graeme Reichman (1951-2001), Australian rules footballer
  • Marek Reichman (b. 1966), Industrial Designer at Aston Martin, best known as the designer of the Aston Martin One-77
  • Uriel Reichman (b. 1942), Israeli professor of law and former politician

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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. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

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