If you are researching your Reeb heritage you may be related to one of our families. These extended families originally took the surname Reb or Reeb, but over the past 400 years, many variations of the original name came into existence.
The majority of these name changes occurred after immigration
to North America. All of these families are ethnically German. However, they
live or lived in France, Germany and Austro-Hungary (now Yugoslavia and
Romania). The majority of those who immigrated to North America before 1900
spoke their own dialect of German regardless of the nation of origin. Some South American Reeb families have immigrated
Some South American Reeb families have immigrated into Israel.
The majority of research - past and ongoing - is due to the decades of tireless research done by John V. Reeb whose efforts have played a major role in our family research. The Austro-Hungarian research done by Michael Reeb has greatly enhanced the knowledge of those related families. Each of us owe them a debt of gratitude and many thanks for a job well done. We also need to note that very little could have been obtained without many family members sharing their lineages. Without cooperation of all even the best genealogist would have a difficult time compiling so much data.
The ongoing DNA study is a vital link to our heritage. No blood connection has yet been shown between the two largest family groups. It will take many more participants before there is a clear picture of the past. The more male participants in the study the more accurate the results. I would like to encourage support of the endeavor. Please contact Michael Reeb (see above) for additional information.
This website, while occasionally updated, is now several years old and within is a rich source of family information. The vast majority of research is done by others. I do not claim nor imply that any data is of my doing unless noted. Each section has references. Do remember that research is fluid, dates and events may change when newer documentation is found.
One of the following family descriptions may give you a clue to your Reeb Heritage. You may direct your inquiries to QUERIES or to the gentleman above. Hopefully we can make a family connection. Be sure and explore the many pages of genealogical data for the various Reeb surnames.
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