The roots of the distinguished German surname Riegert 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.
Early Origins of the Riegert family
The surname Riegert was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Rieger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Riegert family
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Riegert Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rieger, Reiger, Riegger, Reigger, Riegar, Reigar, Riger, Rigger, Ryger, Rygger, Riegler and many more.
Early Notables of the Riegert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riegert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Riegert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Georg Riegert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Riegert (post 1700)
- L. Raymond Riegert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html