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Riel Early Origins



The surname Riel was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in this region and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Riel Spelling Variations


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Riel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Real, Reael, Reaele, Reals, Riel, Rielle, Rill, Rille, Rile, Rele, Relle, Rels, Rhels, Rhelle, Rhel, Riels, Rhels, van Riel, van Rielle, Réal, Reau, Rheaume, Reaumur and many more.

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Riel Early History


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Riel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riel research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riel 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:

Riel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Riel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797

Riel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernh Heinr Riel, who landed in America in 1844
  • Heinrich Riel, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Elizabeth Riel, aged 49, landed in America in 1892
  • Margretha Riel, aged 10, landed in America in 1892
  • Theresia Riel, aged 26, arrived in America in 1892

Riel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Baptiste Riel, who came to Sorel, Quebec in 1704

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riel (post 1700)



  • Pauline S. Riel, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2000
  • Alex Riel (b. 1940), Danish jazz and rock drummer
  • Maurice Riel PC, QC (1922-2007), Canadian Senator
  • Louis Riel (1844-1885), Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba, political and spiritual leader of the Métis people who led two uprisings against the Canadian government: Red River Rebellion of 1869–1870; and The North-West Rebellion (1884)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Riel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riel 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 24 November 2015 at 09:47.

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