Reinders History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Reinders, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Silesia. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and 6th centuries.

Early Origins of the Reinders family

The surname Reinders was first found in Saxony, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The name stems from the Old-German word "Regin-hard" which means "brave in council." 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 Reinders family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinders research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1468, 1819, 1665, 1736, 1664, 1712, 1695, 1766, 1790, 1761, 1837, 1813, 1769 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Reinders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reinders Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reinhardt, Reinhard, Reinhart, Rheinhardt, Rheinhart, Rheinhard, Reinherdt, Reinherd, Reinhert, Reinert (northern Germany), Reinardt, Reinard and many more.

Early Notables of the Reinders family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Reinders at this time were Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1665-1736), the last of the counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg; Philipp Reinhard of Hanau-Münzenberg (1664-1712), Count of Hanau-Münzenberg; Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim (1695-1766), a German nobleman; Hans Reinhardt, a royal lieutenant captain in the Austrian army and was ennobled by Kaiser Leopold I for...
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United States Reinders migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reinders Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Wiggert Reinders, who arrived in New York in 1660 [1]
Reinders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gerbin Reinders, aged 42, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Christoff Reinders went to New York in 1852
  • Maria Chr Reinders, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]

  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) on Facebook
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