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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Reichmann family. Reichmann is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the Reichmann 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.

Reichmann Early Origins



The surname Reichmann 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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Reichmann Spelling Variations


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Reichmann 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 Reichmann include Reichmann, Reichman, Reichmen, Richmann, Richman, Richmen, Reichmanner, Reichmaenner, Richmanner, Richmaenner, Rickman, Rickmen, Reychman, Reychmann and many more.

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Reichmann Early History


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Reichmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reichmann 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 Reichmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reichmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reichmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Reichmann 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 Reichmann 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Reichmanns to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Reichmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Reichmann went to Philadelphia in 1750
  • Michel Reichmann settled in America in 1783

Reichmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Reichmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Rudolf Reichmann, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1850
  • Konrad Reichmann, who landed in Mississippi in 1855
  • Peter Joseph Reichmann, who landed in South America in 1856
  • Nik Reichmann, who arrived in America in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reichmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reichmann (post 1700)



  • Eva Gabriele Reichmann (1897-1998), German Jewish historian and sociologist
  • Helmut Reichmann (1941-1992), German glider pilot
  • Paul Reichmann (1930-2013), Canadian businessman, best known for his leadership of the Olympia & York a real estate development company
  • Jean-Luc "Stéphane" Reichmann (b. 1960), French radio and television host
  • Josh Reichmann, Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter
  • Samuel Reichmann, progenitor of the Reichmanns, property developers based in Canada with holdings throughout the world including First Canadian Place in Toronto, and builders of Canary Wharf in London

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Reichmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reichmann 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 4 December 2015 at 18:48.

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