Reinhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Reinhardt, 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 Reinhardt family

The surname Reinhardt 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 Reinhardt family

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

Reinhardt 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 Reinhardt family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Reinhardt 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 Reinhardt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reinhardt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reinhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ulrich Reinhardt, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1733
  • Ulrich Reinhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Henrich Reinhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Albrecht Reinhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Andreas Reinhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Reinhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Casp Reinhardt, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Georg Reinhardt, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Lewis Reinhardt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Jacob Reinhardt, aged 26, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • Gowen Reinhardt, who landed in America in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reinhardt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ignatz Reinhardt, aged 11, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Franz Reinhardt, aged 22, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Anton Reinhardt, aged 9, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Karl Reinhardt, aged 8, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Margaretha Reinhardt, aged 19, who arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Reinhardt (post 1700) +

  • John Edward Reinhardt (1920-2016), American ambassador and diplomat stationed in Manila, Kyoto, and Tehran, before becoming Ambassador to Nigeria (1971-1975) and later Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1975-1977)
  • Major-General Emil Fred Reinhardt (1888-1969), American Commanding General Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas (1945-1946) [2]
  • Adolf Frederick Reinhardt (1913-1967), American painter
  • John Reinhardt, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lincoln County, 1799-1800 [3]
  • George N. Reinhardt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912 [3]
  • George Frederick Reinhardt (1911-1971), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, 1955-57; United Arab Republic, 1960-61; Italy, 1961-68; U.S. Minister to Yemen, 1960-61 [3]
  • Frederick Reinhardt, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1921 [3]
  • Franklin D. Reinhardt, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lincoln County, 1844-51; Member of North Carolina State Senate 47th District, 1858-59 [3]
  • Ferdinand Reinhardt, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Christiansand, 1884 [3]
  • David J. Reinhardt, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1924-27 [3]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Heinz Reinhardt (1918-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Emil Reinhardt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Reinhardt/Emil_Fred/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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