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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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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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