Rieker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rieker family

The surname Rieker 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 Rieker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rieker 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 Rieker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rieker 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 Rieker family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Rieker 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 Rieker migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rieker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Christ Rieker, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • Joh Phil Rieker, who landed in America in 1807 [1]
Rieker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eugen Rieker, aged 20, who landed in America from Esslingen, Germany, in 1909
  • Gottlieb Rieker, aged 15, who immigrated to America from Lorzendorf, Germany, in 1914
  • Johannes Rieker, aged 53, who landed in America from Lorzendorf, Germany, in 1914
  • Katharina Rieker, aged 12, who immigrated to the United States from Lorzendorf, Germany, in 1914
  • Christina Rieker, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Lorzendorf, Germany, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rieker (post 1700) +

  • M Rieker, founder of Rieker Shoes in the Black Forest region of Southern Germany in 1874
  • Richard Gregory Rieker (b. 1961), retired Major League Baseball umpire


  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)


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