Reisinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Reisinger lie in the southern region of Bavaria, where the name first emerged almost a millennium ago. It is a place name, connected to the many villages and towns called Reisingen in Bavaria; during the Middle Ages, it was common to identify someone with his area of residence, and so it is likely that the original bearers of the surname Reisinger hailed from the various towns of Reisingen, and passed the name down to their descendants. Alternatively, the name may also be derived from the German word "Reisig," meaning "brushwood"; in this case, the name was probably originally borne by someone living near shrubbery.

Early Origins of the Reisinger family

The surname Reisinger was first found in the various towns and villages of Reisingen, located throughout Bavaria. The young Reisinger family played an important role in laying the foundations of Bavarian society in the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Reisinger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reisinger research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1590, 1643, 1755, 1787, 1838, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Reisinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reisinger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reisinger, Reissig, Reisig, Reysinger, Reissinger and many more.

Early Notables of the Reisinger family (pre 1700)

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United States Reisinger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reisinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gottlieb Reisinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Hans Martin Reisinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Johan Peter Reisinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Nicholaus Reisinger, who landed in America in 1749 [1]
  • Michael Reisinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reisinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Corbinian Reisinger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Franz Reisinger, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Andreas Reisinger, aged 16, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Christian Reisinger, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Edmes Reisinger, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reisinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andras Reisinger, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Edna Reisinger, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • C. L. Reisinger, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Aloris Reisinger, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Engelsdorf, Germany, in 1909
  • Frank C Reisinger, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Reisinger (post 1700) +

  • Richard Edison Reisinger (b. 1897), American labor movement leader
  • Hugo Reisinger (1856-1914), German immigrant to New York City whose collection of contemporary German and American paintings created the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University
  • Andrew Reisinger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 [2]
  • Julius Wentsel Reisinger (1828-1892), German ballet choreographer
  • Wilhelm Reisinger (b. 1958), retired German football player
  • Stefan Reisinger (b. 1981), German footballer
  • Eduard Reisinger (b. 1957), Austrian sprint canoer at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Andreas Reisinger (b. 1963), retired Austrian footballer

Bismarck
  • Franz Reisinger (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter 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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