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Early Origins of the Riemer family

The surname Riemer was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Johann Reimers of Bremen in 1293, Nokel Reimar of Eger, Bohemia, in 1350, and Hensl Raimer of Olmuetz. The oldest form of the name is "Reinmar" or "Reginmar," which meant literally "famous councillor." Always prominent in social affairs, the name 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 Riemer family

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Riemer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reimers, Reimer, Rimers, Rimer, Reymer, Reymers, Reimar, Reimars, Reimarus, Rheimer, Remer, Remers, Remmer, Remmers, Ramer, Ramers, Raimer, Raimers, Reinmar and many more.

Early Notables of the Riemer family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Riemer were Herman Samuel Reimarus (1694-1768), a famous Hebrew scholar and Bible scholar, whose house in Hamburg was the centre of the highest culture. He founded many learned and artistic societies which had an enormous impact on the cultural life of Hamburg. His name was the Latin...
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Riemer Ranking

In the United States, the name Riemer is the 13,173rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Riemer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riemer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Margaretha Riemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [2]
  • Johannes Riemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Riemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friderike Christiane Riemer, aged 30, who landed in America in 1839 [2]
  • Julius Riemer, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Riemer (post 1700) +

  • Major General Jeffrey R. Riemer, retired Major General in the United States Air Force, former Program Executive Officer for the F-22 Program for the United States Air Force (2007 to 2008)
  • Hans Riemer (b. 1972), American politician and progressive political activist
  • Wolfgang J. Riemer, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1962 [3]
  • Reynold A. Riemer, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 2000 [3]
  • James A. Riemer Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [3]
  • Gustav J. Riemer, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1887-88 [3]
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (1774-1845), German scholar and literary historian
  • Dennis Riemer (b. 1988), German footballer
  • Marco Riemer (b. 1988), German football midfielder
  • Lillian Riemer BeVier (b. 1939), American Professor of Law at the University of Virginia

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook