Show ContentsReuther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Medieval Austria is the noble birthplace of the surname Reuther. 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 Reuther family

The surname Reuther 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 Reuther family

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Reuther Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Reuther include Reuter, Reuters, Reutter, Reuther, Reute, Roytter and many more.

Early Notables of the Reuther family

During this period prominent bearers of the name Reuther 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 ridiculed his landlady while at the university of Leipzig; when she sued he was sent to the university prison, where he wrote yet another satire, and was finally expelled. He...
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United States Reuther migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Reuther were

Reuther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Reuther, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]
  • Joh Paulus Reuther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • Anna Margaretha Reuther, aged 40, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johann Paulus Reuther, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Johannes Reuther, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Reuther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Reuther, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Annie M Reuther, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Junger Reuther, who landed in Iowa in 1872 [1]
  • Henry Reuther, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880 [1]
  • Georg Reuther, aged 40, who arrived in America in 1886 [1]
Reuther Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Reuther, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Reuther (post 1700) +

  • Walter Philip Reuther (1907-1970), American trade union leader and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Richard W. F. Reuther, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County, 1909-10 [2]
  • John S. Reuther, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1974 [2]
  • George D. Reuther, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Auckland, 1932 [2]
  • Edward W. Reuther (b. 1915), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 6th District, 1945-48 [2]
  • E. H. Reuther, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944 [2]

The Reuther 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.

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook