Early Origins of the Reik family
The surname Reik 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.
Early History of the Reik family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reik 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 Reik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reik Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Reich, Reiche, Reichs, Reicher, Reick, Reicke, Reicker, Reichers, Rike, Ryke, Rycke, Reichle, Reichel, Riker and many more.
Early Notables of the Reik family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Reik 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 Reik Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reik family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reik Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Herman Reik, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)