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  • Jacob Rinehart (1803 - 1874)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 13 2017, 3:09:54 UTC * Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 13 2017, 3:09:54 UTC
  • Jacob Rinehart (1797 - 1873)
    DIED AT AGE 76* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 31 2018, 22:35:54 UTC
  • Lisa Rinehart
    Lisa Rinehart is a ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theater, and often writes articles for the "DanceView Times", an online blog. She also starred in Dancers, also known as Giselle or A Time to ...
  • Martha Jane Mervine (1852 - 1923)

About the Rinehart surname

Rinehart is the Americanized spelling of the German surname Reinhardt.

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.

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