The Genealogy of the Remus Family of Braunsfelde, Neumark
In his book "Deutsche Sippennamen" (German clan names), Albert Heinze attributes Rehm to the gothic ragin which means to stand out, to protrude, to rule. He then assumes that Remus is the latinized form of the name Rehm; that is, take Rehm and add the Latin suffix us (an ending usually given to a male person or noun). There are records of people in southern Germany using the name Rehm in the 1300's and Remus in the early 1500's.
The Remus Family of West Prussia probably originated in Saxony prior to 1500. During the 1500 and 1600's, there were Remus Family members in Neumark (modern Poland north of Poznan). By 1700, the Remus Family had entered West Prussia (modern Poland between Poznan and Gdansk). In West Prussia, family members were mostly farmers but were also village heads (schultz) and millers.
The following webpages generated by HTMLPedigree document a relatively small Remus family in Braunsfelde, Neumark.
Click here to start with the list of Remus-related families in Braunsfelde, Neumark.
Click here to access the indexes of all individual family members.
Below are links to access other genealogical databases:
Click here to access the data on well documented Remus family members in West Prussia.
Click here to access the data on small clusters of Remus family members in West Prussia (Anhang).
Click here to access the data on Remus, Hoffman, Lehmann, and other related families of Volhynia.
(This group includes the almost complete village of Romansdorf).
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