The roots of the German surname Rempen 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 Rempen family
The surname Rempen was first found in Silesia
, where it first emerged as a personal name
. The first recorded bearer of Rempen as a first name was Rempel v. Nymancz, who lived in Glatz in 1350. The first instance of Rempen as a surname occurred in Breslau, where Matern Rempel was living in 1347. The young Rempen family was instrumental during these early times, playing an important role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Rempen family
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Rempen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rempel, Remple, Remplin, Remp, Rempe and others.
Early Notables of the Rempen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rempen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ferdinand F. Rempel, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1845; Heinrich Rempel, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1866; Abraham Rempel, a Mennonite who immigrated to Manitoba in 1875.