Retemeyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Retemeyer family

The surname Retemeyer was first found in Holland, where the name 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. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Retemeyer family

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Retemeyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reitmeier, Retemeyer, Reitter, Reitstein, Reitmohr, Reitzenmeyer, Reitmann, Rietmier, Rietmyer, Reitmyer, Reitman, Rietmeyr, Rittmayer and many more.

Early Notables of the Retemeyer family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Retemeyer family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Caul Reitter, who arrived in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783; Eliz Marie Rittman, who arrived in America in 1755; Michael Ritman, who came to New York in 1763.



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