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Early Origins of the Rinck family

The surname Rinck was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Rinck family

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Rinck Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rinckenberg, Renkenberger, Renkenberg, Rinckenberg, Rickenburg and many more.

Early Notables of the Rinck family

During this period prominent bearers of the name Rinck were

  • the Rinckenburg family of Austria

United States Rinck migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rinck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Angelica Rinck, who arrived in America in 1752 [1]
Rinck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Rinck, who landed in America in 1840 [1]

New Zealand Rinck migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Rinck Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frederic Rinck, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Rinck (post 1700) +

  • William F. Rinck, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1938, 1942; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1940, 1946 [2]
  • Arthur Rinck, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1944 [2]
  • Wilhelm Friedrich Rinck (1793-1854), German Protestant priest, biblical scholar and palaeographer
  • Christian Heinrich Rinck (1770-1846), German composer and organist, born in Elgersburg (in present-day Thuringia)
  • Henri Rinck (1870-1952), French chess study composer, born in Lyon, France

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook