The ancestral home of the ancient Reckrode family lies in the very heart of Central Germany
, in the region of Thuringia. The name Reckrode is derived from "Rexerode," the name of a now-abandoned city in Thuringia. "Reckrode" is made up of two elements: the Latin "rex," meaning "king," and the Lower German "rod," meaning "marshland."
Early Origins of the Reckrode family
The surname Reckrode was first found in Thuringia, where the ancient city of Rexerode was located. It is likely that the progenitor of the surname was a native of Rexerode who had moved to another city, and was thus referred to by the name of his hometown. The young Reckrode family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Thuringian society.
Early History of the Reckrode family
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Reckrode Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rexrodt, Rexrode, Rexroad, Rexroth, Reckrodt, Rexerode, Reckrode, Reckrodt, Reckroth and many more.
Early Notables of the Reckrode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reckrode family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Zacharias Rexroth, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749; Johann Zacharias Rexrodt, who came to Philadelphia in 1773; Johann Nicholas Rexroth, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Pennsylvania in 1830.