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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 [1]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)

Rittenhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Rittenhouse, who settled in 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)



  • William R. Rittenhouse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Rittenhouse, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 8th District, 1850-51 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • N. M. Rittenhouse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martin L. Rittenhouse, American politician, Mayor of Paris, Illinois, 1925 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John P. Rittenhouse, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1856-57 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John C. Rittenhouse, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Cheboygan, Michigan; Elected 1914; Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Cheboygan District, 1933 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Franklin P. R. Rittenhouse, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1955-58 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emmett Rittenhouse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Diana A. Rittenhouse, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cyrus E. Rittenhouse, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Newark, Delaware, 1933-50 (acting, 1933-34) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  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.

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