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The Rodewald surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various place names, such as Radway in Devon, Radway in Warwickshire, Rodway in Somerset, or Roadway in Devon. These place names are all from the Old English words "re-ad," meaning "red," and "waye," meaning "road."

Rodewald Early Origins



The surname Rodewald was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1205 when Henry de Radeweie held estates in that shire.

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Rodewald Spelling Variations


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Rodewald Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Rodewald has undergone many spelling variations, including Radway, Rodway, Radaway, Rodaway, Reddaway, Roadway and many more.

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Rodewald Early History


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Rodewald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rodewald research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1525, and 1581 are included under the topic Early Rodewald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rodewald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rodewald Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rodewald 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Rodewald were among those contributors:

Rodewald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Rodewald, who landed in America in 1780

Rodewald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Rodewald, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Catharina Sophie Dorothea Rodewald, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Charles Rodewald, who landed in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1853
  • Heinrich Fr Rodewald, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodewald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rodewald (post 1700)



  • Richard Rodewald, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kansas State Senate 2nd District, 2000

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Rodewald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rodewald 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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