Bavaria, and Austria. The name is derived from the Middle High German words "reigel" or "reiger," both meaning "heron." The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Roeger family
Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Rieger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Roeger family
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Roeger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rieger, Reiger, Riegger, Reigger, Riegar, Reigar, Riger, Rigger, Ryger, Rygger, Riegler and many more.
Early Notables of the Roeger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Roeger family to the New World and Oceana
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Roeger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Roeger (post 1700)
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