Reinke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Reinke is a local name, derived from the Rhine River. The Rhine starts in Basel, Switzerland, and bends north through the German countryside until it reaches the North Sea, passing through the cities of Freiburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, and Cologne. Local names are based upon the place where the original bearer lived or held land.

Early Origins of the Reinke family

The surname Reinke was first found in Switzerland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Reinke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinke research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1281, 1805, 1795, 1290, 1436, 1451, 1802, 1809, 1408, 1502, 1780, 1802, 1643 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Reinke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reinke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rhine, Rheina, Rhyne, Rhyn, Rheine, Rein, Ryne, Rine, Reno and many more.

Early Notables of the Reinke family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Reinke were Amadeus Rhein, who was the Grand Prior of the Johannite Order of Knights in 1408. Caspar Rhein was the Bishop of Basel until 1502. Both these men were of the Rhein von und zu Rhein family. Also of this eminent line...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reinke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reinke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reinke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herm Reinke, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Johan Diedrick Reinke, aged 26, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]
  • Frederick Reinke, aged 59, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Otto Reinke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Carolina Reinke, who arrived in New Jersey in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reinke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Reinke, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1908 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Reinke (post 1700) +

  • Jerome J. Reinke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1954 [2]
  • Anne Reinke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 12th District, 1936 [2]
  • Anja Reinke, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 2010-11 [2]
  • Johannes Reinke (1849-1931), German botanist and philosopher
  • Andreas Reinke (b. 1969), retired German footballer
  • Friedrich B. Reinke, German physician, best known for discovering Reinke's edema
  • Russell Earl Reinke (1921-2004), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons

Bismarck
  • Max Reinke (1919-1941), German Verwaltungsgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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
  3. ^ 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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