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Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Rhine family. Rhine is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Rhine was derived from the Old Germanic personal name Raginhari, which is composed of the Old German elements ragin, which means counsel, and hard, which means hardy.

Rhine Early Origins



The surname Rhine was first found in Bavaria, 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. Chronicles first mention Reinerus Reynberti of Rostolk around 1280. The Latin "Renerus" also became "Reinher" from which "Reinhard" was formed. In their later history the Reiners became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Rhine Spelling Variations


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Rhine 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 Rhine include Reiner, Reine, Reinere, Rhiner, Reiners, Rainer, Rainers, Rainert, Rainere, Renerus (Latin) and many more.

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Rhine Early History


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Rhine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rhine research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1606, 1647 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Rhine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rhine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rhine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Rhine in this period include Vincentio (Vincenzio, Vincenzo) Reinieri (Renieri, Reiner) (1606-1647), an Italian mathematician and astronomer, close friend and disciple of...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rhine 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Rhines to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Rhine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes J. Rhine settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Johannes Jacob Rhine, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Peter Rhine went to Boston in 1766

Rhine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Rhine, who arrived in Mississippi in 1846
  • D Rhine, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Solomon G Rhine, who arrived in Mississippi in 1850
  • William Rhine, who landed in Mississippi in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rhine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rhine (post 1700)



  • Bobby Rhine (1976-2011), American soccer player
  • Joseph Banks Rhine (1895-1980), American psychologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rhine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rhine 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 25 July 2016 at 16:02.

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