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Rittenberg Early Origins



The surname Rittenberg 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.

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Rittenberg Spelling Variations


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Rittenberg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rittenhause, Rittenhausen, Ritterhausen, Ritterhause, Rittenhouse, Ritterhouse and many more.

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Rittenberg Early History


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Rittenberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rittenberg research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1874, 1644, 1708 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Rittenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rittenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rittenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Rittenberg were William Rittenhouse (1644-1708), born Wilhelm Rittinghause (Rittenhuysen) the German-born, American settler of Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1691 credited as...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rittenberg 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 or some of its variants were: Wilhelm Rittenhouse and his brothers Claus and Gerhard, who emigrated from Wuppertal to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1688; David Rittenhouse, who came to Pennsylvania in 1777.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 19 January 2015 at 08:40.

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