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  • Hedel Adler (deceased)
  • Django Reinhardt (1910 - 1953)
    Django Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a pioneering virtuoso Belgian jazz guitarist and composer. Often regarded as the first important European jazz musician who made major contributio...
  • Max Reinhardt (1873 - 1943)
    Max Reinhardt (September 9, 1873 – October 30, 1943) was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor and director. [edit]Biography Reinhardt was born Maximilian Goldmann, of Jewish ancestry, in ...
  • Reinhardt (deceased)

About the Reinhardt surname

The Reinhardt surname is of pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a German and Jewish surname that comes from a male personal name Raginhard, composed of the elements ragin, meaning counsel, with hard, hardy, brave, strong. This name was borne by the cunning fox in the popular medieval beast tales, with the result that from the 13th century the Old French goupil, fox, was replaced by the modern form renard, fox. This suggests the surname may also have originated as a nickname for crafty individuals, referring to the fox's reputation for cunning.

The Americanized spelling of Reinhardt is Rinehart.

Variations include: Reinhold, Rhinehart, Reinholdt, Reinholt, Reinolt, Reinold, Reinolds, Rhineholdt, Rhinehold, Rinehold, Reinholtz, Raynehart

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