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The surname Riemersma 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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riemersma research. Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1738, 1694, 1768, 1200 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Riemersma History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riemersma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Phillip Remer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1727. Among the many immigrants who followed this first settler were: Frederich Reimer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1730.

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