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Reuters History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Medieval Austria is the noble birthplace of the surname Reuters. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.


Early Origins of the Reuters family


The surname Reuters was first found in Austria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Reuters family


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Reuters Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Reuters include Reuter, Reuters, Reutter, Reuther, Reute, Roytter and many more.

Early Notables of the Reuters family (pre 1700)


During this period prominent bearers of the name Reuters were Adam Reuter ( fl. 1627), was an author, a native of Cottbus in Silesia, was granted permission to study in the Bodleian Library at Oxford on 3 Sept. 1608; and Christian Reuter (1665-1712), who began his career by writing two comedies that...
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Migration of the Reuters family to the New World and Oceana


Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Reuters or a variant listed above: Ludwig Reuter, who emigrated to America in 1709. A number of other members of this family arrived at the same time, including Nicol Reuter and Henry Reuter with his wife and children. A wave of Reuters came into Philadelphia in 1725.

The Reuters Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare
Motto Translation: By sea.


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