The Genealogy of the Martin Remus Family of Danzig

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 originated in Saxony prior to 1500. During the 1500 and 1600's, there were Remus Family members in Neumark (modern Poland north of Poznan) and eventually to West Prussia. Also, in 1586 Lutheran Pastor Martin Remus of Grossenhaim, Saxony traveled to Danzig to minister there. This database is of his descendents.


Click here to start with the list of Remus-related families in Danzig.

Click here to access the indexes of all individual family members.

(The above link includes the almost complete village of Romansdorf).


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Bill Remus