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Medieval Austria is the noble birthplace of the surname Reutter. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. 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.

Reutter Early Origins



The surname Reutter 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.

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Reutter Spelling Variations


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Reutter 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 Reutter include Reuter, Reuters, Reutter, Reuther, Reute, Roytter and many more.

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Reutter Early History


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Reutter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reutter research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1665, 1712, 1740, 1816, 1826, 1837, 1871, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Reutter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reutter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reutter Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Reutter were 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...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reutter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Reutter or a variant listed above:

Reutter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Reutter, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Christoph Friedrich Reutter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Christian Reutter and Mattheus Reutter came to Philadelphia in 1751
  • Matthaeus Reutter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Christian Reutter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Reutter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Reutter, who arrived in New York in 1851
  • Fred Reutter, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reutter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reutter (post 1700)



  • J. Gottlieb Reutter (1868-1954), American Democrat politician, Meat merchant; Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1912-18; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940
  • George N. Reutter, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Perry County, 1875-76
  • Hermann Reutter (b. 1900), German composer and pianist. He was a prolific composer of Lieder (over 200)

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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    The Reutter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reutter 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 11:16.

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