Rhyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Rhyne 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 Rhyne family

The surname Rhyne 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 Rhyne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rhyne research. Another 267 words (19 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 Rhyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rhyne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rhine, Rheina, Rhyne, Rhyn, Rheine, Rein, Ryne, Rine, Reno and many more.

Early Notables of the Rhyne family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Rhyne 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 Rhyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Rhyne migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rhyne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Rhyne, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
Rhyne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lillian C. Rhyne, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Helen Azilia Rhyne, who landed in America, in 1906
  • John Rhyne, aged 25, who settled in America from Oldham, in 1906
  • Louis Rhyne, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1915

Contemporary Notables of the name Rhyne (post 1700) +

  • Theresa-Marie Rhyne, American recognized expert in the field of computer-generated visualization and a consultant
  • John Rhyne (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Harold J. "Hal" Rhyne (1899-1971), American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1926 to 1933
  • Melvin Rhyne (b. 1936), American jazz organist best known for his work with Wes Montgomery
  • Jack L. Rhyne, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 10th District, 1988 [2]
  • Dr. James Rhyne Killian Jr. (1904-1988), American academic, 10th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1948 to 1959

  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, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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