The roots of the distinguished German surname Rodeback lie in the northern province of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from "Rodenbach," the name of several places in Germany
, which is itself derived from the Old High German "roden," meaning "to clear," and "bach," meaning "stream." It is likely that the progenitor of the surname was a native of the town of Rodenbach who had moved to another city and was therefore referred to as "Rodeback."
Early Origins of the Rodeback family
The surname Rodeback was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name was most common, particularly in the city of Hamburg. The earliest known bearer of the name was Herman Rodenbeke, who was a resident of the city of Greifswald in 1330. The young Rodeback family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.
Early History of the Rodeback family
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Rodeback Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rodebach, Radabaugh, Rodebaugh, Rodenbaugh, Rodenbach and many more.
Early Notables of the Rodeback family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rodeback family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rodeback Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Geo Rodeback, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)