is the original homeland of the Reineke family. Reineke is a patronymic
name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Reineke 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.
Early Origins of the Reineke family
The surname Reineke 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.
Early History of the Reineke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reineke research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1606, 1647 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Reineke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reineke Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Reineke include Reiner, Reine, Reinere, Rhiner, Reiners, Rainer, Rainers, Rainert, Rainere, Renerus (Latin) and many more.
Early Notables of the Reineke family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Reineke 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 Reineke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reineke family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Reineke or a variant listed above:
Reineke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F L Reineke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 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)
Reineke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hedwig Reineke, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Hamburg, in 1903
- Bernard Reineke, aged 21, who landed in America from Dahl, Germany, in 1907
- Louis L. Reineke, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
- Henry G. Reineke, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1909
- Emma Reineke, aged 48, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Reineke (post 1700)
- Chad Karl Reineke (b. 1982), American professional baseball pitcher
- Steven Reineke (b. 1970), American conductor, composer, and arranger
- Lawrence Reineke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1954 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html