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

Rodenbeck Early Origins



The surname Rodenbeck 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 Rodenbeck 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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Rodenbeck Spelling Variations


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Rodenbeck Spelling Variations



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

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Rodenbeck Early History


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Rodenbeck Early History



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

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Rodenbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodenbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 Peter Rodebach, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Philadelphia in 1752; Jacob Radaback, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754; George Rodebach, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1762.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodenbeck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodenbeck (post 1700)



  • Adolph Julius Rodenbeck (1862-1960), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1899-1901; Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1902-03

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. 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).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Rodenbeck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodenbeck 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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