Roed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roed family

The surname Roed was first found in the Rhineland, 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. The name can be traced back to the mediaeval German word Rod-her, meaning "famous soldier." The family moved north from early on, and chronicles first mention the Pomeranian knight Roderus of Rostock in 1282, Henrich Roder of Rostock in 1299, Nicolaus Roeder of Greifswald in 1385, and Conrad Roederer of Ortenau in 1300. In their later history the family became quite powerful and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Roed family

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Roed Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roder, Roeder, Roeders, Road, Roed, Roade, Roede and many more.

Early Notables of the Roed family (pre 1700)

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United States Roed migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roed Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Eve Roed, aged 13, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Catharina Roed, aged 9, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Cathrina Roed, aged 40, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • William Roed, aged 12, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]


  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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