Rexroad History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Rexroad family

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.

Early History of the Rexroad family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rexroad research. Another 144 words (10 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.

Rexroad Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rexroad family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Rexroad family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Rexroad (post 1700) +

  • Noah Rexroad, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1870 [1]
  • Lewis Rexroad, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008, 2012 [1]
  • Jennifer Rexroad, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008 [1]
  • J. J. Rexroad, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Grant County; Elected 1928 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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