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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Reinhard, 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.

Reinhard Early Origins



The surname Reinhard 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.

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Reinhard Spelling Variations


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Reinhard 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.

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Reinhard Early History


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Reinhard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinhard research. Another 259 words (18 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 Reinhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reinhard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reinhard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Reinhard 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...

Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reinhard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reinhard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Reinhard, who sailed to America in 1709
  • Michael Reinhard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Abraham Reinhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johannes Reinhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Georg Reinhard landed in Maryland in 1759
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reinhard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Reinhard, aged 23, landed in Texas in 1827
  • Christine Reinhard, who landed in America in 1836
  • Friedrich Reinhard went to Texas in 1845
  • Barbara Reinhard, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Adam Reinhard, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reinhard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherina Reinhard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margareta Reinhard, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Nicolas Reinhard, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Heinrich Reinhard settled in Canada in 1783

Reinhard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Augusta Reinhard, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reinhard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reinhard (post 1700)



  • J. Pedro Reinhard, American businessman, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dow Chemical from 1995 to 2005, former director of The Coca-Cola Company
  • Steve Reinhard, American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from the 82nd district (2001-2008)
  • Johan Reinhard (b. 1943), American Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society
  • Blaire Reinhard, American singer, pianist, and songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey
  • Philip H. Reinhard, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lebanon County, 1897-98
  • Milton E. Reinhard Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport; Elected 1948
  • John P. Reinhard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1946
  • James Reinhard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • Jack P. Reinhard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1924
  • Greg V. Reinhard, American politician, Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1992
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Reinhard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reinhard 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.

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