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Reitzel Early Origins



The surname Reitzel was first found in Austria, where the name Reitzel 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 Reitzel 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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Reitzel Spelling Variations


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Reitzel Spelling Variations



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

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Reitzel Early History


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Reitzel Early History



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

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Reitzel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reitzel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Reitzel 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:

Reitzel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Reitzel, aged 45, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • John Jurgen Reitzel, aged 45, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Maria Wilhelmina Reitzel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • George Reitzel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Reitzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julius Reitzel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Henry A Reitzel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reitzel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reitzel (post 1700)



  • Quinton O. Reitzel, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lancaster County, 1897-1900
  • Albert E. Reitzel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Reitzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reitzel 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:14.

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