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Early Origins of the Rieck family

The surname Rieck was first found in Switzerland, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and 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.

Early History of the Rieck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rieck research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1286, 1356, 1720, 1342, 1610, 1645, 1286, 1667, 1734, 1637, 1717, 1720, 1635, 1697, 1635 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Rieck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rieck Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reich, Reiche, Reichs, Reicher, Reick, Reicke, Reicker, Reichers, Rike, Ryke, Rycke, Reichle, Reichel, Riker and many more.

Early Notables of the Rieck family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Rieck were Petrus Reich von Reichenstein, who was the Bishop of Basel in 1286. Gottfried Reiche (1667-1734), was German trumpet player and composer of the Baroque era, Johann Sebastian Bach's chief trumpeter. Julius Reichelt (1637-1717), was a German mathematician and astronomer who may have set up the first observatory in the city of Strasbourg. The...
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United States Rieck migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rieck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Rieck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1759 [1]
Rieck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Luise Rieck, aged 60, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Amalie Rieck, aged 27, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Johann Rieck, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Wilhelmine Rieck, aged 27, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Friedrich Rieck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rieck (post 1700) +

  • Alfred Rieck (1914-2000), German bronze medalist rower at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Arnold Rieck (1876-1924), German stage and film actor
  • Magdalene "Mieken" Rieck (1892-1977), German tennis player, winner of the 1910 and 1911 singles title at the German Championships
  • Matthew Rieck (b. 1980), Australian rugby league player

  • Hans Rieck (1921-1941), German Verwaltungsgefreit. (Sv) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

  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. Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook