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The Reider surname is derived from the Middle High German word "rîter," which means "horseback rider" or "knight." It is thus likely that the first people to adopt this as a surname were either knights or descendants of knights.

Reider Early Origins



The surname Reider was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Reider Spelling Variations


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Reider Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Reider include Ritter, Ritther, Rytter, Ryther, Ridder, Rider, Rhitter and many more.

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Reider Early History


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Reider Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reider research. Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1262, 1588, 1616, 1759, 1812, 1737, 1645, 1725, 1791, 1869, 1779, 1859, 1833, 1896, 1849 and 1926 are included under the topic Early Reider History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reider Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reider Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Reider were Christian Ritter ( c. 1645-1725?), German composer and organist of the North German organ school; Heinrich Ritter (1791-1869), who was a German historian of philosophy born in Zerbst. He taught at Goettingen for thirty years. Karl...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reider 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Reider were

Reider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Casper Reider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • John Valentine Reider, who arrived in America in 1782

Reider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Reider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Heinrich Reider, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Henry Reider, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reider (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reider (post 1700)



  • Kathryn Ann "Katie" Reider (1978-2008), American singer-songwriter, winner of five Cincinnati music awards and founder of The Katie Reider Band
  • Saul Reider, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Robert W. Reider, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1964; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972
  • Jacob Ernst von Reider (1784-1853), German zoologist and botanist
  • Samon Reider Rodríguez (b. 1988), Cuban footballer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Reider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reider 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 3 November 2015 at 10:01.

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