Roehl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Roehl family

The surname Roehl was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Roehl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roehl research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1798, 1819, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Roehl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roehl Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Roellchen, Roellch, Roel, Roellichs, Roels, Rohel, Rohels, Rohelichen, Roheles, Röhl, Röhllchen, Rollicken, Rollicken, Rollken and many more.

Early Notables of the Roehl family (pre 1700)

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United States Roehl migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J F H Roehl, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [1]
  • A. Roehl, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Carl Friedrich Otto Roehl, who settled in America in 1853
  • John Roehl, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1860 [1]
  • Peter Roehl, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Roehl Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christoph Roehl, aged 55, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Mrs. Christoph Roehl, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Leonhard Roehl, aged 63, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Hans Roehl, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Herman Roehl, aged 41, who immigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Roehl (post 1700) +

  • Tyler Roehl (b. 1986), American football running back
  • Jeffrey Alan Roehl (b. 1980), American football offensive lineman


  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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