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The surname Remer was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Johann Reimers of Bremen in 1293, Nokel Reimar of Eger, Bohemia, in 1350, and Hensl Raimer of Olmuetz. The oldest form of the name is "Reinmar" or "Reginmar," which meant literally "famous councillor." 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reimers, Reimer, Rimers, Rimer, Reymer, Reymers, Reimar, Reimars, Reimarus, Rheimer, Remer, Remers, Remmer, Remmers, Ramer, Ramers, Raimer, Raimers, Reinmar and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remer research. Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1738, 1694, 1768, 1200 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Remer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Remer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Phillip Remer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1727
  • Steven Remer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • John Michell Remer, aged 23, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Michael Remer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Remer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Wilhelm Remer, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Emilia Remer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

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  • Rubye De Remer (1892-1984), born Ruby Burkh, an American dancer and actress in silent films, one of the Ziegfeld girls
  • Richard Frederick Remer (1883-1973), American Olympic bronze medalist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Walter F. Remer (1897-1985), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1935-36, 1939-42; Defeated, 1936
  • John W. Remer, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 21st District, 1929; Candidate for New York State Senate 20th District, 1932, 1938
  • Mrs. Don Remer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1952
  • Bob Remer, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Aaron Remer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1821-23, 1831
  • Willi Remer (b. 1909), German modern pentathlete at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • John Rumney Remer (1883-1948), British Conservative Party politician


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  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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The Remer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Remer 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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