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Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Reinartz family. Reinartz is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Reinartz was derived from the Old Germanic personal name Raginhari, which is composed of the Old German elements ragin, which means counsel, and hard, which means hardy.

Reinartz Early Origins



The surname Reinartz was first found in Bavaria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention Reinerus Reynberti of Rostolk around 1280. The Latin "Renerus" also became "Reinher" from which "Reinhard" was formed. In their later history the Reiners became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Reinartz Spelling Variations


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Reinartz 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 Reinartz include Reiner, Reine, Reinere, Rhiner, Reiners, Rainer, Rainers, Rainert, Rainere, Renerus (Latin) and many more.

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Reinartz Early History


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Reinartz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinartz research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1606, 1647 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Reinartz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reinartz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reinartz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Reinartz in this period include Vincentio (Vincenzio, Vincenzo) Reinieri (Renieri, Reiner) (1606-1647), an Italian mathematician and astronomer, close friend and disciple of...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reinartz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Reinartz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P. J. Reinartz, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Wilh. Reinartz, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1895

Reinartz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lisa Reinartz, aged 40, who arrived in America from Scherpenzcel, Germany, in 1914
  • Alexander Reinartz, aged 12, who arrived in America from Dover, England, in 1914
  • Carmelita Reinartz, aged 0, who arrived in America from Troisdorf, Germany, in 1923
  • Eleonore Reinartz, aged 22, who arrived in America from Troisdorf, Germany, in 1923
  • Gertrude Reinartz, aged 30, who arrived in America from Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reinartz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reinartz (post 1700)




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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Reinartz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reinartz 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 9 September 2015 at 08:13.

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