Rempel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the German surname Rempel lie in the former duchy of Silesia, now part of Poland. The name means, simply, "son of Rempel," and was a popular first name in Silesia during the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Rempel family

The surname Rempel was first found in Silesia, where it first emerged as a personal name. The first recorded bearer of Rempel as a first name was Rempel v. Nymancz, who lived in Glatz in 1350. The first instance of Rempel as a surname occurred in Breslau, where Matern Rempel was living in 1347. The young Rempel family was instrumental during these early times, playing an important role in the development of medieval German society.

Early History of the Rempel family

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Rempel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rempel, Remple, Remplin, Remp, Rempe and others.

Early Notables of the Rempel family (pre 1700)

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Rempel Ranking

In Canada, the name Rempel is the 686th most popular surname with an estimated 7,616 people with that name. [1]


United States Rempel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rempel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catharine Rempel, aged 31, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]
  • David Rempel, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [2]
  • Elizabeth Rempel, aged 23, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]
  • Gerad Rempel, aged 59, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]
  • Abraham Rempel, aged 7, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Rempel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rempel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Dietrich Rempel, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Jacob Rempel, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • John Rempel, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Franz Rempel, who landed in Manitoba in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Rempel (post 1700) +

  • William Charles Rempel (b. 1947), American author and investigative journalist
  • Hans Paul Joachim Rempel (b. 1904), German publisher and chief editor
  • Shannon Rempel (b. 1984), Canadian Olympic silver medalist speed skater at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Kevin Rempel (b. 1982), Canadian gold medalist with Team Canada sledge hockey player, born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Jordan Rempel (b. 1985), former professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2008) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2009) of the Canadian Football League
  • Chad Rempel (b. 1982), Canadian professional football long snapper for the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League (CFL), two-time Grey Cup champion
  • Shannon Rempel (b. 1984), Canadian speed skater


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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