Reimers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reimers family

The surname Reimers was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Johann Reimers of Bremen in 1293, Nokel Reimar of Eger, Bohemia, in 1350, and Hensl Raimer of Olmuetz. The oldest form of the name is "Reinmar" or "Reginmar," which meant literally "famous councillor." 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.

Early History of the Reimers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reimers research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1738, 1694, 1768, 1200 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Reimers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reimers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reimers, Reimer, Rimers, Rimer, Reymer, Reymers, Reimar, Reimars, Reimarus, Rheimer, Remer, Remers, Remmer, Remmers, Ramer, Ramers, Raimer, Raimers, Reinmar and many more.

Early Notables of the Reimers family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Reimers were Herman Samuel Reimarus (1694-1768), a famous Hebrew scholar and Bible scholar, whose house in Hamburg was the centre of the highest culture. He founded many learned and artistic societies which had an enormous impact on the cultural life of Hamburg. His name was the Latin...
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United States Reimers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reimers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Jurgen Reimers, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Anna Marg Reimers, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Carl F Friedrich Reimers, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • Carl Reimers went to Texas in 1855
  • Catharine Reimers, aged 23, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Reimers (post 1700) +

  • Bruce Reimers (b. 1960), former American football guard
  • Edwin W. Reimers (1912-2009), American actor
  • Steve Reimers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960 [2]
  • Paula L. Reimers (b. 1946), American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1976; Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976 [2]
  • Otto J. Reimers, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1942 [2]
  • Nicolaus Reimers (1551-1600), German astronomer and imperial mathematician to Emperor Rudolf II
  • Herman Johan Foss Reimers (1843-1928), Norwegian judge and politician
  • Sofie Reimers (1853-1932), Norwegian stage actress
  • Egill Reimers (1878-1946), Norwegian architect and sailor
  • Eigil Reimers (1904-1976), Danish actor
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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