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The roots of the distinguished German surname Rodenbach 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 "Rodenbach."

Rodenbach Early Origins



The surname Rodenbach 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 Rodenbach family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Rodenbach Spelling Variations


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Rodenbach Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodebach, Radabaugh, Rodebaugh, Rodenbaugh, Rodenbach and many more.

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Rodenbach Early History


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Rodenbach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodenbach research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1633, 1786, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Rodenbach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodenbach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodenbach Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rodenbach 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 were:

Rodenbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Rodenbach, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Joseph Heinrich Rodenbach, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Christian Rodenbach, who arrived in America in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodenbach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodenbach (post 1700)



  • W. T. Rodenbach, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1904-06, 1907-08
  • Georges Rodenbach, well-known writer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Rodenbach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodenbach 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 2 November 2015 at 11:51.

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