A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Rinehard, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Silesia
. In the medieval era, Germany
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia
derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia
between the 2nd and 6th centuries.
Early Origins of the Rinehard family
The surname Rinehard was first found in Saxony
, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The name stems from the Old-German word "Regin-hard" which means "brave in council." 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.
Early History of the Rinehard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rinehard research.Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1468, 1819, 1665, 1736, 1664, 1712, 1695, 1766, 1790, 1761, 1837, 1813, 1769 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Rinehard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rinehard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Reinhardt, Reinhard, Reinhart, Rheinhardt, Rheinhart, Rheinhard, Reinherdt, Reinherd, Reinhert, Reinert (northern Germany), Reinardt, Reinard and many more.
Early Notables of the Rinehard family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Rinehard at this time were Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1665-1736), the last of the counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg; Philipp Reinhard of Hanau-Münzenberg (1664-1712), Count of Hanau-Münzenberg; Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim (1695-1766), a German nobleman; Hans Reinhardt, a royal lieutenant captain in the Austrian
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Migration of the Rinehard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rinehard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Rinehard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Rinehard (post 1700)
- Clarence E. Rinehard, American politician, Circuit Judge in Wisconsin 19th Circuit, 1954-56 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html