The surname Reinken 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 Reinken family
The surname Reinken 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 Reinken family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinken research.Another 533 words (38 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 Reinken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reinken Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rhine, Rheina, Rhyne, Rhyn, Rheine, Rein, Ryne, Rine, Reno and many more.
Early Notables of the Reinken family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Reinken 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 Reinken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reinken family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reinken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Reinken, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 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)