Early Origins of the Reitoven family
The surname Reitoven was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Reitoven family
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Reitoven Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Riethoven, Riethovven, Riethovenn, Riethovene, Riethovenes, Riethovens, Rietthoven, Rietthovenn, Richtoven, Reichtoven and many more.
Early Notables of the Reitoven family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reitoven family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Dorothea Rieth, who arrived in America sometime between 1709 and 1717; Anna Catharina Bern Rieth, who settled in New York in 1710; Caspar Rieth, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1728.