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Early Origins of the Rietschel family

The surname Rietschel 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 Rietschel family

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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 Rietschel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rietschel 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 Rietschel family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Rietschel 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...
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Migration of the Rietschel family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Reich, who sailed to New York in 1710. Among the many immigrants to follow this first settler were: Gottfried Reich, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1733.

Contemporary Notables of the name Rietschel (post 1700)

  • Ernst Rietschel (1804-1861), German sculptor

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