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The surname Rettig is derived from the Middle Low German "redik" for radish. The name was therefore occupational, applied to greengrocers, such as the Reddich recorded in Greifswald in 1303, and the one in Stralsund in 1325.

Rettig Early Origins



The surname Rettig was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. One of the first written records of the name dates from the year 1245 when one Nicolus dictus (son of) Rettich was listed on the live Register of Freiburg. In their later history they became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they developed into this most influential family.

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Rettig Spelling Variations


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Rettig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rettich, Rettig, Retteg, Rettick, Retich, Retig, Retick, Reddig (northern Germany), Reddich (northern Germany), Rethke, Rettke (Slavic) and many more.

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Rettig Early History


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Rettig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rettig research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1784 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Rettig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rettig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rettig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rettig 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:

Rettig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Georg Rettig, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johan Geo Rettig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Christian Rettig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

Rettig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Adam Rettig, who arrived in America in 1830
  • Phillip Rettig, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1842
  • Conrad Rettig, who landed in Arkansas in 1842
  • Moritz Rettig, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Daniel Rettig, aged 18, arrived in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rettig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rettig (post 1700)



  • Chase McDonald Rettig (b. 1991), American football quarterback
  • Thomas Noel "Tommy" Rettig (1941-1996), American child actor best known for his roles as "Jeff Miller" in the first three seasons of CBS's Lassie television series (1954-1957), and computer software engineer
  • Adolph John "Otto" Rettig (1894-1977), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1922 with the Philadelphia Athletics
  • Haviv Rettig, Israeli-American journalist
  • Valentine Rettig (b. 1846), American Republican politician, Proprietor of bottling works; Mayor of Corning, New York, 1905-07
  • R. L. Rettig, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1960
  • John Rettig, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Gefle, 1884
  • Bruno P. Rettig, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartford, 1896
  • Arlene Rettig, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Steffen Cerilius Rettig, German "tobacco master" from Hamburg in the 1770s
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. 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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Rettig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rettig 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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