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Rittenhouse Early Origins



The surname Rittenhouse 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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Rittenhouse Spelling Variations


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Rittenhouse Spelling Variations



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

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Rittenhouse Early History


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Rittenhouse Early History



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

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Rittenhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rittenhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Rittenhouse 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 Rittenhouse 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 were:

Rittenhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wilhelm Rittenhouse and his brothers Claus and Gerhard, who emigrated from Wuppertal to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1688
  • Wilhelm Rittenhouse, who landed in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1688

Rittenhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Rittenhouse, who came to Pennsylvania in 1777
  • Samuel Rittenhouse, who was reported as a runaway convict, servant, or apprentice in Montgomery, Pennsylvania in 1789
  • Christian Rittenhouse, who settled in Philadelphia in 1798

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rittenhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rittenhouse (post 1700)



  • David Rittenhouse Porter (1788-1867), American politician, the 9th Governor of Pennsylvania (1839 to 1845)
  • Moses Franklin Rittenhouse (b. 1846), Canadian-born, American businessman and philanthropist
  • David Rittenhouse (1732-1796), American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman, and first director of the United States Mint, eponym of the Rittenhouse lunar crater and The Rittenhouse Medal
  • Benjamin Franklin Rittenhouse (1839-1915), U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant during the American Civil War
  • Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1869-1948), American literary critic, compiler of anthologies, and poet
  • John C. Rittenhouse, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Cheboygan, Michigan; Elected 1914; Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Cheboygan District, 1933
  • Franklin P. R. Rittenhouse, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1955-58
  • Emmett Rittenhouse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908
  • Diana A. Rittenhouse, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992
  • Cyrus E. Rittenhouse, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Newark, Delaware, 1933-50 (acting, 1933-34)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rittenhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rittenhouse 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 29 November 2016 at 16:22.

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