Origins Available: Dutch, German
Early Origins of the Reitter family
Austria, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Johann and Heinrich Riter of Ravensberg in 1326, Joerg Reiterer of Tirol in 1538, and Nicolaus Reyterer of Bruenn in 1365. The literal meaning of the word is "horseman," and is also related to the word "Ritter" which means "knight." Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Reitter family
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Reitter Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reiter, Reitter, Reither, Reitther, Reitterer, Reiter, Reiterer, Reyterer, Reyter, Reitel and many more.
Early Notables of the Reitter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reitter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reitter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Reitter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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