Rother History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rother family

The surname Rother was first found in Morayshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Routh is a parish, in the union of Beverley, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire. [1]

Early History of the Rother family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rother research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1485, 1603, 1695, 1768, 1710, 1694, 1716, 1733 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Rother History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rother Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Randolph, Randolf and others.

Early Notables of the Rother family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Rother family to Ireland

Some of the Rother family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rother migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rother Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Rother, aged 43, who arrived in America in 1839 [2]
  • Johann Ernst Rother, aged 20, who landed in America in 1839 [2]
  • Johann Gottlieb Rother, aged 32, who arrived in America in 1839 [2]
  • Julius Gustav Rother, aged 18, who landed in America in 1839 [2]
  • Ant Rother, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rother (post 1700) +

  • Stanley Rother (1935-1981), American Catholic priest, missionary to Guatemala who was murdered on July 28, 1981, by a death squad
  • Mike Rother (b. 1958), American engineer, researcher, teacher, and public speaker
  • Helene Rother (1908-1999), German-born, American automotive and industrial designer, the first woman to work as an automotive designer in 1943
  • Caitlin Rother (b. 1962), Canadian-born, American author and journalist
  • Frederick G. Rother, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908 [3]
  • F. Gustav Rother, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920 [3]
  • Wilfried Rother (b. 1990), French footballer
  • Sabine Röther (b. 1957), East German bronze medalist handball player at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Michael Rother (b. 1950), German experimental musician and composer
  • Leopold Siegfried Rother (1894-1978), German architect, urban planner, and educator
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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