Röhrs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Those lands along the southeast coast of the Baltic sea were the birthplace of the great Prussian name Röhrs. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in Prussia was the local name, a name taken on from an existing place-name. The surname Röhrs was first used by someone who lived in Brandenburg-Prussia.

Early Origins of the Röhrs family

The surname Röhrs was first found in Brandenburg, where the name could be considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Albrecht Rorer, or Albrecht "from the Ror," who was born in Eger in Bohemia around 1330.

Early History of the Röhrs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Röhrs research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1381, 1400, 1672, 1674, 1757, 1800, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Röhrs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Röhrs Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Röhrs include Rohre, Roehr, Roehrer, Rohrer, Rorer, Ror, Rore, Roar, Roare, Rhor, Rhore, Rorau (Silesia), Rohr, Roer, Roeher and many more.

Early Notables of the Röhrs family (pre 1700)

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United States Röhrs migration to the United States +

Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Röhrs were

Röhrs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conr Rohrs, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Friedr Rohrs, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Henr Rohrs, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Herman Rohrs, aged 33, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1848 [1]
  • August Rohrs, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Saale" from Bremen, Germany [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Röhrs (post 1700) +

  • Anthony John Rohrs (1961-1988), New Zealand cricketer, tragically killed in a road accident at the age of 26

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P8-V4D : 6 December 2014), August Rohrs, 11 Mar 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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