Roecker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roecker family

The surname Roecker was first found in Hessen, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the branches became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Chronicles first mention Betz Ruecker of Schweinfurt in 1388 and Peschklle Ruecker of Glatz in 1343. The variation Rueckert is the more recent, and Rueckhardt first appears in the 16th century.

Early History of the Roecker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roecker research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1550, 1594, 1631, 1667, 1689, 1788, 1834, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Roecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roecker Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rucker, Ruecker, Ruckers (northern Germany), Ruckert (Franconia, Silesia), Rueckert, Rueckhardt, Ruckhardt, Rueckhart, Ruckhart, Ruckers, Rueckers, Rukker, Rucker, Ruck, Rucke and many more.

Early Notables of the Roecker family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roecker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Roecker migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roecker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catharina Roecker, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]
  • Johann Georg Roecker, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]
  • Michael Roecker, who landed in America in 1749 [1]
  • Christina Roecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Hans Martin Roecker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Roecker (post 1700) +

  • John Roecker (b. 1966), American independent filmmaker who is associated with the punk subculture


  1. ^ 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)


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