is the original homeland of the Reinman family. Reinman is a patronymic
name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Reinman was derived from the Old Germanic personal name
Raginhari, which is composed of the Old German elements ragin, which means counsel, and hard, which means hardy.
Early Origins of the Reinman family
The surname Reinman was first found in Bavaria
, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention Reinerus Reynberti of Rostolk around 1280. The Latin "Renerus" also became "Reinher" from which "Reinhard" was formed. In their later history the Reiners became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Reinman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reinman research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1606, 1647 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Reinman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reinman Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Reinman include Reiner, Reine, Reinere, Rhiner, Reiners, Rainer, Rainers, Rainert, Rainere, Renerus (Latin) and many more.
Early Notables of the Reinman family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Reinman in this period include Vincentio (Vincenzio, Vincenzo) Reinieri (Renieri, Reiner) (1606-1647), an Italian mathematician and astronomer, close friend and disciple of... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reinman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reinman family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Reinmans to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Reinman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christoph Reinman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 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)