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Richter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Richter, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, which is known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Richter family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, and by the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the German Unification.

Early Origins of the Richter family


The surname Richter was first found in Brandenburg, where this family 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 it emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

Early History of the Richter family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richter research.
Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1755, 1676, 1711, 1763, 1825, 1749, 1813, 1803 and 1884 are included under the topic Early Richter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Richter Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Richter include Richter, Ricter, Rickter, Rychter, Rycter and many more.

Early Notables of the Richter family (pre 1700)


Prominent bearers of the family name Richter during this time period were Christoph, or Christian, Friedrich Richter (1676-1711), a German hymnwriter and entomologist; and Johann Paul Richter (1763-1825), one of the most important and popular...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Richter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Richter family to the New World and Oceana


Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many 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 to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Richter were

Richter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eberwein Richter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andreas Richter, who arrived in New York State in 1710
  • Andreas Richter, aged 47, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hans Jacob Richter, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joanis Richter, aged 26, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Richter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan Hendk Richter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Richter, who emigrated to New Orleans in 1820
  • Ernst Stef Richter, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Karoline Richter, aged 30, who landed in America in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Richter, aged 38, who arrived in Missouri in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Richter Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Richter, aged 39, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Emilie Richter, aged 2, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Lydia Richter, aged 9, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Regina Richter, aged 33, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Richter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Fried. Wilhelm Richter, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  • Martin Richter, aged 19, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  • F.W. Richter, aged 38, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  • Henry Richter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
  • Charlotte Richter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Richter (post 1700)


  • Allen Gordon "Al" Richter (1927-2017), American Major League Baseball shortstop for the Boston Red Sox (1951-1953)
  • Ryan Richter (b. 1989), American soccer player
  • Conrad Michael Richter (1890-1968), American author awarded the 1951 pulitzer prize for Fiction and the 1961 National Book Award for Fiction
  • Burton Richter (b. 1931), American physicist shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1976
  • Charles Francis Richter (1900-1985), American seismologist, who developed the Richter magnitude scale (Richter scale) to assign a single number to quantify the energy that is released during an earthquake
  • First Lieutenant Karl Wendell Richter (1942-1967), American fighter pilot during the Vietnam War; at the age of 23 he was the youngest pilot in that conflict to shoot down a MiG in air-to-air combat and was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1967 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Karl Richter. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Karl Richter. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_W._Richter
  • Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), German visual artist, one of the pioneers of the New European Painting, some of his works have sold for between 34 and 44 million dollars
  • Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter (1900-1969), German chess International Master and chess writer
  • Hans Werner Richter (1908-1993), German founder of the literary group "Gruppe 47"
  • Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825), German novelist
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Richter family



Bismarck

  • Willi Richter (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  • Werner Richter (1920-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  • Karl Ludwig Richter (1913-1941), German Oberleutnant (Ing.) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  • Heinz Richter (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  • Gerhard Richter (1916-1941), German Feuerwerksmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  • ... (Another 5 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Arthur John Richter (1900-1941), Australian Acting Supply Petty Officer from Culcairn, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

Suggested Readings for the name Richter


  • Richter Genealogy: the Ohio Branch by Charles Boardman Richter.

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Citations


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
  6. ^ Karl Richter. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Karl Richter. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_W._Richter
  7. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  8. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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