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The roots of the distinguished German surname Riegel lie in the southern regions of Swabia, Bavaria, and Austria. The name is derived from the Middle High German words "reigel" or "reiger," both meaning "heron." The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.

Riegel Early Origins



The surname Riegel was first found in Swabia, where the name is thought to have originated. The documents listing the earliest known bearer of the name have been traced to this region, where B. den Raiger was recorded to be living in Mengen, Württemburg in 1275. The young Riegel family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Riegel Spelling Variations


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Riegel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reigel, Reigle, Reiger, Reigl and others.

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Riegel Early History


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Riegel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riegel research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1493, 1525, 1660, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Riegel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riegel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riegel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riegel 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riegel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gottfried Riegel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Christoph Riegel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • George Riegel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Malteis Riegel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Mathias Riegel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Riegel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Riegel, aged 41, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Valentine Riegel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Peter Riegel, who arrived in North America in 1870

Riegel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edgard Riegel, aged 28, who landed in America from Schlettstedt, Germany, in 1904
  • Adolf Riegel, aged 17, who settled in America from Laudenbach, Germany, in 1907
  • Aloysius Riegel, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Laudenbach, Germany, in 1907
  • Anna Riegel, aged 11, who landed in America from Laudenbach, Germany, in 1907
  • Ernst Riegel, aged 23, who landed in America from Aspach, Germany, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Riegel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Riegel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riegel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riegel (post 1700)



  • Tatiana S. Riegel A.C.E., American Daytime Emmy Award nominated film editor
  • Robert Henry "Skee" Riegel (1914-2009), American professional golfer
  • Samuel "Sam" Riegel (b. 1976), American voice actor, writer and director
  • Eden Riegel (b. 1981), American actress, recipient of a Daytime Emmy Award
  • Edwin Clarence "E.C." Riegel (1879-1953), American independent scholar, author and consumer advocate
  • John M. Riegel (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Bay County 2nd District, 1901-02
  • G. William Riegel, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1904-17
  • Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel (1923-2013), German entrepreneur, owner of the confectionery maker Haribo since 1946, his father invented the Gummi bear in 1922
  • Christina Riegel (b. 1965), German silver and bronze medalist figure skater
  • Hans Riegel (b. 1923), German entrepreneur
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Riegel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riegel 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 20 August 2016 at 10:19.

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