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Reitze Early Origins



The surname Reitze was first found in Austria, where the name Reitze 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. In their later history, bearers of the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The origin of the name is very uncertain. The most likely possibility is that it is taken from a place in Pommerania and that then the family migrated south to Austria. It could also be taken from a shortened form of the personal names Ragizo, Raginhart or Reginbrandt. A third possibility is that Reitze is a variation of another surname, such as Reis. The family is so wide-spread that likely more than one of these possibilities is true and that several different families of the same name arose in different areas of Germany.

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Reitze Spelling Variations


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Reitze Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reitz, Reits, Reitzel, Reizo and others.

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Reitze Early History


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Reitze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reitze research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reitze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reitze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reitze Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Reitze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reitze Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jaques Reitze, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782

Reitze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Josepha Reitze, who arrived in America in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reitze (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reitze (post 1700)



  • Wesley G. Reitze, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Anna Reitze, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Reitze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reitze Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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