Reinhard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Reinhard family

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.

Early History of the Reinhard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinhard 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 Reinhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Reinhard family (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 and was ennobled by Kaiser Leopold I for...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reinhard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reinhard migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Abraham Reinhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johannes Reinhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Georg Reinhard, who 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, who landed in Texas in 1827 [1]
  • Christine Reinhard, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • Friedrich Reinhard went to Texas in 1845
  • Barbara Reinhard, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • Adam Reinhard, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Reinhard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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, who settled in Canada in 1783
Reinhard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Augusta Reinhard, aged 20, who landed in Quebec in 1868

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 [2]
  • Milton E. Reinhard Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport; Elected 1948 [2]
  • John P. Reinhard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1946 [2]
  • James Reinhard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]
  • Jack P. Reinhard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1924 [2]
  • Greg V. Reinhard, American politician, Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1992 [2]
  • ... (Another 8 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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