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Riker Early Origins



The surname Riker 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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Riker Spelling Variations


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Riker 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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Riker Early History


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Riker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riker 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 Riker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the surname Riker 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 Riker 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:

Riker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Riker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1757

Riker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. W. Riker landed in San Francisco in 1852
  • E.P. Riker, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Charles L. Riker, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Riker, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1896
  • A.B. Riker, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Riker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carl M. Riker, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Copenhagen, in 1904
  • Carroll Riker, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Bayley Riker, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Chas. L. Riker, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Clark Riker, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riker (post 1700)



  • Thomas E. "Tom" Riker (b. 1950), American former NBA professional basketball player
  • James Riker (1822-1889), American historian and genealogist from New York, His father, was a merchant and landowner descended from early Dutch settlers
  • David Riker (b. 1963), American screenwriter and film director from Boston
  • Richard Riker (1773-1842), American lawyer and politician from New York, son of Congressman Samuel Riker
  • John Lafayette Riker (1822-1862), American attorney and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War killed in action
  • Samuel Riker (1743-1823), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • Robin Riker (b. 1952), American actress who has appeared in The Rockford Files, M*A*S*H, The A-Team, Airwolf, Murder, She Wrote and other television shows
  • Billy Riker, American lead guitarist
  • Andrew Lawrence Riker (1868-1930), American early automobile designer, founder of the Riker Electric Motor Company in 1888 and later Riker Motor Vehicle Company
  • William Harrison Riker (1920-1993), American political scientist who applied game theory and mathematics to political science

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Riker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riker 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.

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