Roedel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roedel family

The surname Roedel 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 Roedel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roedel research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1754, 1766, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Roedel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roedel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Roedel family (pre 1700)

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United States Roedel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roedel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Konrad Roedel, who arrived in America in 1782 [1]
  • Johann Dieter Roedel, who landed in America in 1789 [1]
Roedel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Roedel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819 [1]
  • Charles Roedel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Roedel (post 1700) +

  • Fred Roedel III, American Treasurer for USA Rugby in 2000 and 2002
  • Herbert Thomas "Herb" Roedel (b. 1939), American AFL football player for the Oakland Raiders in 1961
  • Hannelore Roedel (b. 1957), German politician, Member of the German Bundestag from 2002 and 2005

  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) on Facebook
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