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The ancestral home of the ancient Rexroad family lies in the very heart of Central Germany, in the region of Thuringia. The name Rexroad is derived from "Rexerode," the name of a now-abandoned city in Thuringia. "Rexroad" is made up of two elements: the Latin "rex," meaning "king," and the Lower German "rod," meaning "marshland."

Rexroad Early Origins



The surname Rexroad 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 Rexroad family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Thuringian society.

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Rexroad Spelling Variations


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Rexroad Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rexrodt, Rexrode, Rexroad, Rexroth, Reckrodt, Rexerode, Reckrode, Reckrodt, Reckroth and many more.

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Rexroad Early History


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Rexroad Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rexroad research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1530 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Rexroad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rexroad Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rexroad Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rexroad Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rexroad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rexroad (post 1700)



  • Noah Rexroad, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1870
  • Lewis Rexroad, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008, 2012
  • Jennifer Rexroad, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • J. J. Rexroad, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Grant County; Elected 1928

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Rexroad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rexroad Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 11:18.

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