When Philipp Jacob Reich was born on 12 February 1732, in Rhein Dürkheim, Worms, Hesse, Germany, his father, Johanne George Reich, was 30 and his mother, Anna Elisabetha Bastian, was 24. He married Polly Ann Penter in 1763, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 20 January 1795, in German Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62.
Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Erwin, Gerhard, Alois, Otto, Volker, Erna, Udo, Wolfgang, Dieter, Egon.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man, from Middle High German rīch ‘of noble descent, powerful, rich’, German reich ‘rich’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia (see also 4 below).
German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element rīhhi ‘power, might’.
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