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The surname Rine is a local name, derived from the Rhine River. The Rhine starts in Basel, Switzerland, and bends north through the German countryside until it reaches the North Sea, passing through the cities of Freiburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, and Cologne. Local names are based upon the place where the original bearer lived or held land.

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The surname Rine was first found in Switzerland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rhine, Rheina, Rhyne, Rhyn, Rheine, Rein, Ryne, Rine, Reno and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rine research. Another 533 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1281, 1805, 1795, 1290, 1436, 1451, 1802, 1809, 1408, 1502, 1780, 1802, 1643 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Rine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the time with the surname Rine were Amadeus Rhein, who was the Grand Prior of the Johannite Order of Knights in 1408. Caspar Rhein was the Bishop of Basel until 1502. Both these men were of the Rhein von und zu Rhein family. Also of this eminent line...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Rine, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Richard Rine, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Rine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Rine, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Rine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Rine, aged 32, who arrived in America from Londonderry, Ireland, in 1893
  • Margaret Carey Rine, aged 25, who arrived in America from Londonderry, Ireland, in 1893

Rine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Butha Rine, aged 22, who settled in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1904
  • Arthur Rine, aged 45, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912
  • E. Augustus Rine, aged 54, who arrived in Caldwell, New Jersey, in 1913
  • Harriette Rine, aged 50, who arrived in Caldwell, New Jersey, in 1913
  • Lewis Rine, aged 17, who arrived in New York, U.S.A., in 1916
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Rine Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Guedes Rine, aged 18, who arrived in La Praire, Quebec, Canada, in 1912
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  • Jasper Donald Rine (b. 1953), American scientist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development at the University of California, Berkeley
  • W. R. Rine, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 2nd District, 1899-1900
  • Frank H. Rine, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1930
  • Edwin M. Rine, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916
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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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