The ancient roots of the Rockman family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. The Rockman surname, was a local
name, for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where the Rockman family achieved distinction for its contribution to the region's medieval society. This surname was a nickname
surname, and derived from the German words, reich,
which means rich,
and mann, which
Thus, the bearer of this name was known for his material wealth, or perhaps because he behaved in a princely or regal manner.
Early Origins of the Rockman family
The surname Rockman was first found in Bavaria
, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Hatnel Richman in 1380, and one Richmannus of Bremen in 1382.
Early History of the Rockman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rockman research.Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1744, 1715, 1849, 1903, 1882, 1642, 1737, 1702 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Rockman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rockman Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Rockman include Reichmann, Reichman, Reichmen, Richmann, Richman, Richmen, Reichmanner, Reichmaenner, Richmanner, Richmaenner, Rickman, Rickmen, Reychman, Reychmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Rockman family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Rockman in this period include Theodor Reichmann (1849-1903), a German baritone from Rostock who joined the Vienna
Opera in 1882... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rockman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rockman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rockman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Benjamin Rockman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750