Rieder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the Rieder family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Yorkshire at Ryedale or in Westmorland at Rydal with Loughrigg. The name Riddell and its variants occur in both locations. Rieder is a classic example of an English polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.
Early Origins of the Rieder family
The surname Rieder was first found in Aquitaine where this baronial name was derived from a Gothic race. It was here that the Baron of Blaye (c. 1030) granted lands to the Abbey of Fons Dulcis near Bordeaux. This grant was confirmed by Gerald de Blavia and one of his sons Geoffre Rudelli (Ridel.) The latter lived 1079-1099 and left for Scotland during the time of King David I. Upon his arrival, he received grants of lands. He was the ancestor of the Riddells, Baronets.
Another Geoffrey Ridel from the preceding generation went to England from Apulia with William Bigod and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. He was Crown Commissioner in 1106. In 1120, he succeeded Ralph Basset as Justiciary.
Stephen Ridell was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1186 and years later Stephen Riddel was Lord Chancellor of Ireland (c. 1313-1318). A member of the family of Picard changed his name to Ruddle, at the instance of King Edward IV., to denote his birthplace.  "Almost all versions of the Battle Abbey Roll include the name of Ridel." 
Early History of the Rieder family
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Rieder Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Riddell, Riddle, Riddall, Riddells, Ridel and others.
Early Notables of the Rieder family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Riddell, 1st Baronet (d. 1632); Sir Walter Riddell, 2nd Baronet (d. c. 1669); Sir John Riddell, 3rd Baronet (d. 1 April 1700); and Sir Walter Riddell, 4th Baronet (1664-1747.)
James Riddell (died 1674), was a Scottish merchant and manufacturer, the son of James Riddell. His father, also James Riddell, claimed descent from the Norman Baron Galfridus Riddell of Blaye in Guienne, the first of the English Riddells...
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Migration of the Rieder family to Ireland
Some of the Rieder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Rieder migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Rieder or a variant listed above were:
Rieder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michael Rieder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 
- Wernet Rieder, who arrived in America in 1753 
Rieder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alfred Rieder, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Chas. Rieder, aged 41, who landed in America from Offenbach, Germany, in 1893
- Blime Rieder, aged 38, who landed in America from Horodenka, in 1898
Rieder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Christian Rieder, aged 63, who immigrated to the United States from Yonaste, in 1903
- Daniel Rieder, aged 28, who settled in America from Gortscbach, in 1907
- Catherine Rieder, aged 19, who settled in America from Meringen, Switzerland, in 1907
- Anna Rieder, aged 42, who immigrated to America from Nemet Ellmer, Hungary, in 1910
- Arnold Rieder, aged 4, who landed in America from Busfelden, Switzerland, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rieder (post 1700) +
- Dylan Joseph Rieder (b. 1988), American skateboarder at the Summer X Games
- Peter F. Rieder, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928 
- Mary Rieder, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1996, 2000 
- Gleason G. Rieder, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Eaton District, 1954, 1956 
- Fredric N. Rieder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 
- Arnold Rieder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956 
- Ivan Rieder (b. 1976), retired Swiss Nordic combined skier
- Josef "Josl" Rieder (b. 1932), Austrian alpine skier and world champion
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html