The surname Rheine is a local
name, derived from the Rhine River. The Rhine starts in Basel, Switzerland
, and bends north through the German countryside until it reaches the North Sea, passing through the cities of Freiburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, and Cologne. Local
names are based upon the place where the original bearer lived or held land.
Early Origins of the Rheine family
The surname Rheine was first found in Switzerland
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Rheine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rheine research.Another 533 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1281, 1805, 1795, 1290, 1436, 1451, 1802, 1809, 1408, 1502, 1780, 1802, 1643 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Rheine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rheine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rhine, Rheina, Rhyne, Rhyn, Rheine, Rein, Ryne, Rine, Reno and many more.
Early Notables of the Rheine family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Rheine were Amadeus Rhein, who was the Grand Prior of the Johannite Order of Knights in 1408. Caspar Rhein was the Bishop of Basel until 1502. Both these men were of the Rhein von und zu Rhein family. Also of this eminent line... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rheine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rheine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isaac Reno, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1751. Also, Johannes J. Rhine to Philadelphia in 1753; Vallendien Ryne to Philadelphia in 1753; Peter Rhine to Boston in 1766.