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Rohde is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rohde family lived in Lincolnshire at Rhodes, from whence their name is derived.

Rohde Early Origins



The surname Rohde was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Rohde Spelling Variations


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Rohde Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Rhodes, Rhoades, Rhode, Rhoads, Roades, Roads and others.

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Rohde Early History


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Rohde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rohde research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1591 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Rohde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rohde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rohde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rohde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Rohde or a variant listed above:

Rohde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Rohde, who arrived in America in 1783

Rohde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Bernh Conr Rohde, aged 31, arrived in America in 1814
  • Meta Rohde, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Os twald Rohde, aged 33, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Christian Rohde, aged 44, arrived in America in 1846
  • Jacob Rohde, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rohde Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Rohde, aged 4, arrived in Quebec in 1868
  • Johannus Rohde, aged 27, landed in Quebec in 1868
  • Maria Rohde, aged 5, arrived in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rohde (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rohde (post 1700)



  • Michael Rohde (b. 1959), American chess grandmaster
  • Gilbert Rohde (1894-1944), American furniture designer, known for his American modernism designs
  • David N. Rohde (b. 1948), American Sculptor
  • David Stephenson Rohde (b. 1967), American two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, kidnapped by members of the Taliban in November 2008, but managed to escape in June 2009
  • Steffen Rohde, American professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington
  • Helmut Rohde (1925-2016), German politician, Federal Minister of Education and Science (1974-1978)
  • Bryce Benno Rohde (1923-2016), Australian jazz pianist and composer
  • Lothar Rohde, German businessman, co-founder of Rohde & Schwarz in 1933
  • Klaus Rohde (b. 1932), German biologist at the University of New England (UNE), Australia
  • GIllian Shelley Mary Rohde (1933-2007), British journalist and author, best known as the reporter and presenter on Granada Reports
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Robor meum Deus
Motto Translation: Strength through God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Rohde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rohde Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2016 at 10:47.

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