Ruckerus von Wied (c.1060 - d.)

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Ruckerus von Wied

Not sure where this fellow fits in- He's all over online genealogy.

Considering his supposed 'Son' was 'Mattfried III, (Engersgau) Graf zu Wied' was actually the first official use of the surname 'Wied'; based after his newly-built and founded castle hold named 'Alten-Wied' ( or Altwied ).

He's listed in:

Stamm-Tafeln westdeutscher Adels-Geschlechter im Mittelalter (boek) Plaats: Darmstadt [Duitsland] Uitgegeven: 1933 Titel: Stamm-Tafeln westdeutscher Adels-Geschlecht Schrijver: W. Möller Uitgever: Degener Verlag, Neustadt Aisch

I have to ask myself, why does he exist? I'm sure his name says it all, to be a 'Ruckerus' (pardon the pun) among those searching their heritage.
Could it be he's implanted within the genealogy to add to the chaos and confusion?

There would have to be a motive but what could that be?
We have to understand what was going on in the world in 1933 and it obvious that a 'Ruckerus' is either a sick joke or, most likely, he's a 'Richwin' who was dubbed the name 'Ruckerus' as well.

The parentage appears the same: Son of Richwin III, Graf von Wied and Fridaruna von Wied; Brother of Mattfried I, Graf von Wied and Richwin IV, Graf von Wied.

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