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Reinhardt Genealogy and Reinhardt Family History Information

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  • Apollonia Reinhardt (b. - 1655)
  • C. Reinhardt (c.1810 - d.)
    In the 1870 census for the J. Reinhardt family, living in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the time, the family includes one C. Reinhardt, female, age 60 and born in Greece. She is the right age to be the mot...
  • Caroline Elsas (1868 - 1946)
    Caroline "Carrie" Reinhardt was born in in 1868, the daughter of German Immigrant J. Reinhart and wife Mary. She was an accomplished pianist although she did not play professionally. She married Herman...
  • Gottfried Reinhardt (1911 - 1994)
    Gottfried Reinhardt (20 March 1911 – 19 July 1994) was an Austrian (naturalized American) film director and producer. He was born in Berlin the son of the Austrian theater director Max Reinhar...
  • Hans Reinhardt (1615 - 1683)

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