Roeder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roeder family

The surname Roeder 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 Roeder family

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

Roeder Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Roeder family (pre 1700)

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United States Roeder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Conrad Roeder, who arrived in New York, NY in 1835 [1]
  • Otto Roeder, who settled in Texas in 1836
  • Frank Roeder, aged 50, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Fredk August Roeder, who landed in Maryland in 1840 [1]
  • Valentine Roeder, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Roeder (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Roeder (1890-1969), American author
  • Robert G. Roeder (b. 1942), American biologist, recipient of the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 2003
  • Mark A. Roeder, American novelist
  • Captain Robert E Roeder (1917-1944), American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Kenneth David Roeder (b. 1908), American professor of physiology, Chairman of the Biology Department at Tuft's University, and member of the Leopoldina Society (Halle, Germany)
  • Glenn Roeder (b. 1955), English football manager


  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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