Surnames - R
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Surnames Beginning with R
Rackley, Radcliffe, Rambo, Randolph, Rankin, Reade, Reams/Reames, Reasoner, Reber, Redding, Redfield, Reed, Rees, Reeves, Reiff/Riffe, Reim, Remick, Renshaw, Replogle, Reynolds, Richards, Richardson, Ricker, Ricketts, Ricks, Rider/Ryder, Rigg, Roberts, Robertson, Robinson, Robison, Rockwell, Roebling, Rose, Rosenberger, Ross, Rottmeyer, Round, Roush, Rowland, Royse, Rudolph, Rudulph, Rugg, Ruhl, Russell, Rust, Rutherford, Rutishauser, Ryan
"Rackley - A Southern Colonial Family." Eloise Fretz Potter & Timothy Wiley Rackley, Potter Publication Services, 1996. Rackley surname. LD3
See under Isle of Man.
"The Rambo Family Tree, Descendants of Peter Gunnarson Rambo, 1611-1988." Beverly Nelson Rambo, The Anundssen Pujblishing Company, 1986. Contains about 12 generations of the Rambo family and their descendants down to 1986. LK1
See also under Pangburn.
"The Descendants of Edward Fitz Radolph and Elizabeth Blossom 1630-1950." Louise Aymar Christian and Howard Stelle Fitz Randolph, self published, 1950. 222 pages of Fitz Randolph Genealogy. Not a lot of sources quoted, but a good starting point for information. SD8
"Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines," Allied Families and English and Norman Ancestry. Oris H. F. Randolph, Edward Brothers, 1976. VD2
"Rankin Genealogy 1781 - 1982." Mrs. K. P. Applegate, Mrs.Herman Maddy, Mrs. Ivan Fortner, Mrs. Leland. Rankin descendants from farmers immigrating to Marion Co., Iowa in the mid-1850's. Both male and female lines are included in this history. MLR
See under Staffordshire, England.
"The Reams, Reames Family and Allied Families." H.C. Smith, M.D., 1956. (no pub. listed, self-published?) John Reames came to America in 1650 and is "generally accepted" as the Immigrant Ancestor and first appeared in land records in Virginia. JG8
"The Reasoner Story 1665-1990." by Marie C. Anderson; privately published by Marie C. Anderson, Donald O. Anderson, Salt Lake City, UT; 1990. This book contains data on over 15,000 descendants of Christopher and Nicholas Reasoner, sons of Garrett Reasoner the Huguenot, with allied families Froman, Speers, Hill and Geyer. [444 pages] Included are 24 pages of photographs of Peter Reasoner's descendants. MM15
"Genealogy of the Reber Family from 1738." by Morris B. Reber, 1901. RC5
"The Redding Family and its Relatives." Billie Redding Lewis, Anundsen Pub Co. 1982 Purchased from the author. indexed, documented, stories. (Bassett, Bill. Bliss, Bodfish, Bond, Chapman, Chittenden, Churchill, Clarke, Fuller, Lee, Lothrop, Pennoyer, Pratt, Rowley, Sheaffe, Smith, Stevens). MJO
"Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States" John Howard Redfield, Pub by Munsell & Rowland, NY, 1860. All Redfield surnames from 1630 to 1860, with vital dates and locations, spouses, children, etc. Occupational data frequently included and some short bios. RD2
See also under Franklin Co., VA.
"History and Genealogy of the Reed Family Johann Philib Ried (Rieth, Riedt, Ritt, Rit, Rudt, etc.) In Europe and America An Early Settler of Salford Township (New Goshenhoppen Region) Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania." Published in 1929. BLG
"History of the John Rees Family: Pioneers of Utah." dated 1956, compiled by Jesse T. Rees. History of John Rees of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales born on March 15, 1834- history to America and settling in Benson, Utah. It covers several generations along with pictures. M28
"Reeves Family History." JJ3
"Reiff to Riffe Family in America," Vol II. By Fred J. Riffe. Printed by Thomason-Shore, Inc Dexter, Michigan, copyright 2002. Ancestors & Descendants of Mennonite Reiff Brothers Hans, John Jacob, and Abraham Reiff, Reif, Rieff, Rief, Rife, Riffe. MM11
See under Ansbach, Germany.
"Remick Genealogy." Winifred Lovering Holman, Rumford Press, Concord, NH. 1934. History of the descendants of Christian Remick who appeared in Kittery, Maine about 1651. Indexed. Covers Remick line descendants through about mid-1800's. BR5
"Renshaw Cousins." Bernice Everitt, privately published, 1984. The Descendants of Dr. William Renshaw (1822-1887) and Sarah Worthington. Born in Illnois, William Renshaw studied medicine and sep up practice in Sparta, Tennessee. His wife, Sarah, received a grant from the Mexican government for land in Texas, where her father, Samuel Worthington lost his life in a colonization attempt in 1828. Dr. Renshaw traveled to Texas in 1853 to locate this headright, which encompassed many acres of Wise County. Dr. Renshaw returned to Sparta and served two terms in the Tennessee Legislature before moving his family to Texas in 1859. DM3
"Renshaw Reflections." Grace Parke Renshaw, Gateway Press, Inc., 1983. Early Renshaws in Maryland and Virginia, then to Rowan County, North Carolina and beyond. DM3
"The Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy." Compiled by Edith Madeline Replogle Raymond and Paul Hudson Replogle, 1984. 519pp. Index. CAW
"Christopher Reynolds and his descendants." S. F. Tillman, The Goetz Company, Washington DC, 1959. Great detail about places and dates. EXTREMELY POORLY ORGANIZED in that Tillman did not number children, so finding children as parents in the next generation is impossible using his index. I have corrected that by creating a separate index and computer program(s) that allow me to go backwards and forwards from any [numbered] person in this book. The problem is finding the number for the starting point, particularly if the given name is a common one. There may be hundreds with that given name in Tillman's index. Therefore, lookup requestors MUST provide the spouse's name and dates with their requests (Tillman's index is almost impossible to use without them, unless they are very unusual names). (The lookup volunteer is a Reynolds descendant two ways). MI
"The World Book of Reynolds." publisher-Halbert's Family Heritage Contains marriage information on hundreds of Reynolds' from 1600-1900 also a listing of passanger lists. SLO
"Richards Family History." by Joseph Grant Stevenson, Stevens Genealogical Center, 1992. The history of the Joseph Richards(b.1762 Mass.) and Rhoda Howe(also b.1762Mass.) ancestors and descendents. The direct line ancestors came over to New England in the 1600's. JB15
"Richardson memorial, comprising a full history and genealogy of the posterity of the three brothers Ezekiel, Samuel, and Thomas Richardson." John Adams Vinton, printed by Brown Thurston & Co., Portland, ME, 1876. "The brothers who came from England and united with others in the foundation of Woburn, MA in the year 1641; of John Richardson, of Medfield, 1679; of Amos Richardson, of Boston, 1640; of Edward and William Richardson of Newbury, 1643; with notices of Richardsons in England and elsewhere." [This book is now freely available through the Internet Archive.]
"The Ricker Family." Percy Leroy Ricker, Elwin R. Holland, Higginson Books, 1996. Two volumes of Ricker genealogy, with data listing Ricker descendants born as recently as the early 1980s. Pictures, sources, really an indispensible work. MBO
See also under Maryland.
"Truth and Honor," vols. 1 & 2. Robert Daniel & Ray Eugene Ricketts, 1981. Vol. 1 tells lives of famous Ricketts. Vol. 2 has several different family lines. PSC
"The Descendants of Jonas Ricks and other Ricks Families in America." Donald Milton Ricks/Thompson-Shore, Inc., 1998. LH7
"Rider/Ryder Genealogy." by Fremont Rider. GS2
"Who's Where in the John Rigg Family, 1st Edition." Briggs, Steven M.; Pine Hill Press, Inc., 1997. Goes through 8 generations of descendents of John Rigg. Family origins in PA. Over 1500 names listed, many from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky. Partial info going back another 4 generations to 1748 (Robert Rigg and Elizabeth Richison). Extensive name index. History of the Rigg Reunion which has taken place annually in northern Ohio since 1909. Some photos, last will and testament of Clement Rigg (1875). DEB
"The Robertses of Northern New England." Thomas A. Jacobsen; Heritage Books, Inc.; 1995. "This book focuses on all of the known Roberts-surnamed descendants of Thomas and Rebecca Roberts of early Dover, NH, and George and Mary Roberts of early Exeter, NH." L10, RC3
"A Brief History of the Descendants of John Robertson to the Year 1893." James Harvey Robertson, The Seeman Printery, Durham, NC, 1924. Traces the descendants of one John Robertson from the Province of Ulster in Ireland beginning approximately in the year 1745. DR5
"Ancestors of Edward Nelson DINGLEY and his wife Miriam Gardner ROBINSON." Edward Nelson Dingley, JR, self published, 1954. Selected DINGLEY genealogy primarily in MA and ME. Includes extensive information about English royal ancestors of John Dingley of Marshfield, MA, which are in serious question. In my copy I also have handwritten pages inserted which give details of many connected families in my line. Contains many errors, but still a valuable resource! I also have a great deal of other DINGLEY information that I am willing to share. KM7
"Robinson Genealogy: Descendants of Gain Robinson and Moses Robinson, Volume 2." Robinson Genealogical Society, 1933. BH7
"History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family," Carrie Robison Despain & Melba Despain Garner, 1960. Xerox of well-used original made in 1988. History of Robison & King families of NY who travelled to Utah in 1854 and settled the town of Fillmore, Millard Co., UT. Lots of ancillary lines. LR
"Genealogy of the families of John Rockwell, of Stamford, Connecticut 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Connecticut 1639." James Boughton (New York, N.Y. : W.F. Jones, 1903.) Covers the Fairfield County lines of the Rockwell and Keeler families, including numerous branches in other states, including New York, Pennsylvania, and the Midwest. If you have Rockwell or Keeler ancestors, I will do lookups in this important work which spans the generations from the 1630s in Fairfield County, Conn., to the 1890s. I also have a file of corrections and updates for the Rockwell lines. KR1
"The Roeblings: A Century of Engineers, Bridgebuilders and Industrialists, The Story of Three Generations of an Illustrious Family 1831-1931." Hamilton Schuyler, Princeton university Press, 1931. A rather pompous but detailed descriptive history. Concentrates on engineering and personalities, not genealogy. TLL
"Descendants of Robert Rose of Branford and Wethersfield Connecticut, who Came on the Ship Francis from Ipswich, England in 1634." Author: Christine Rose. Publisher and publication date: Rose Family Association, 1983. Description: genealogies of the descendants of Robert Rose, through 10 generations. Bibliography and every name index. HT1, MAE
"Descendants of Henry Rosenberger of Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa." Rev. A.J. Fretz, [publisher not indicated], 1906. List of descendants, many with brief biographies, beginning with the immigrant who came to Pennsylvania from Germany in the 1720s. Most of the family were originally Mennonite. Other surnames include Alderfer, Detweiler, Fretz, Hunsberger, Kratz, Loux, Moyer, Roth, Shantz, Shelly, Snyder, and Wismer. Special instructions: These contents are in the public domain, and I have reproduced them at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=rosenberger. You should be able to look up any person by name and find the book's entry mentioning him/her. Contact me for more specialized searches (e.g., entries that mention a particular town or county). PNS1
See under Pennsylvania.
"Stukenberg/Rottmeyer Family Report." by Camille M. Ammerman, 1995. RC5
"The John Round Family of Swansea and Rehoboth, Massachusetts." H.L.Peter Rounds 1983. This book begins with John Round who was born in England ca. 1645 and died in 1716 in Swansea, Ma. It goes down through five generations and is very well documented. MM3
See under the Waddell surname.
"History of the Rowland Family." by Dr. F. E. Weeks, includes the names of the descendants of Aaron and Levi Rowland, Mrs. Esther King and Mrs. Nancy Wood. BE
"Frederick Royse 1750-1825, Revolutionary War Militiaman, PA-VA-(WV)-KY-IN Pioneer," Chelsea Dinn, published by author, 1971. No index. Some info on his sisters, who were Hannah Gaddis (Mrs. Col. Thomas Gaddis) and Elizabeth McCoy (Mrs. Rev. Wm. McCoy). AKM
"DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES MICHAEL RUDULPH OF CECIL COUNTY, MARYLAND." CBC
"The Descendants of John Rugg." Author: Ellen R. Rugg. Publisher: Frederick H Hitchcock, Genealogical Publisher, copyright 1911. This book is a genealogical history of the descendants of John Rugg who settled in Lancaster, MA in 1654 and his wife, Hannah Prescott. (First wife Martha Prescott, sister of Hannah, did not have any children who lived past infancy.) The couple had 9 children who lived to marry and have children, so please give as many facts as possible so that family members of the same name in other lines can be eliminated from the results. The most current birthdate of any descendant is in the late 1800s, so please do not ask about anyone born after 1900. JVA
"My Great-Grandparents: Joseph Ruhl and Philippine nee Birkenauer Hans Port." self published, 1973. Family history of the RUHL family from Mittelhofen/Schlagmuhl/Weisbaden area. First ancestor listed is Johannes RUHL, b.c. 1616. NP
"Descendants of William Russell of Salem, Mass., 1674." George Eli Russell, Catoctin Press, 1989. Descendants of William Russell and Elizabeth Nurse of Salem, Essex Co., MA. AJ3
"Rust of Virginia." Ellsworth Marshall Rust, 1940. Genealogical and biographical sketches of the descendents of William Rust 1654--1940. DD
See under White.
See under Sierra Co., CA.
"MORE RYAN ROOTS: Descendants of William and D. Ryan of Virginia through their sons: William, John, Philip, Joseph, Thomas who lived in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama." Complied by Mildred B Stout. Copyright 1994. Since this book is still under copyright, lookups will be limited to letting you know if your ancestor is included, and basic vital stats. E1
"RYAN ROOTS: Descendants of Joseph Ryan through his five children: Drury, Joel, Jacob, Martin B, and Melinda Ryan." Compiled by Rebecca E Sidwell. Copyright 1986. Since this book is still under copyright, lookups will be limited to letting you know if your ancestor is included, and basic vital stats. E1