Early Origins of the Rittenhausen family
The surname Rittenhausen 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 Rittenhausen family
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Rittenhausen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rittenhause, Rittenhausen, Ritterhausen, Ritterhause, Rittenhouse, Ritterhouse and many more.
Early Notables of the Rittenhausen family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Rittenhausen 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 Rittenhausen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rittenhausen family to the New World and Oceana
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.