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Rieker Early Origins



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.

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Rieker Spelling Variations


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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.

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Rieker Early History


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Rieker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rieker research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1286, 1356, 1720, 1342, 1610, 1645, 1286, 1667, 1734, 1637, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Rieker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rieker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rieker Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rieker 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:

Rieker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Christ Rieker, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Joh Phil Rieker, who landed in America in 1807

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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Lorzendorf, Germany, in 1914
  • Christina Rieker, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Lorzendorf, Germany, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rieker (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Rieker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rieker 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 6 February 2015 at 09:26.

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