Rohm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Rohm originally referred to a pilgrim or merchant traveling to Rome.

Early Origins of the Rohm family

The surname Rohm was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Rohm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rohm research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1693, 1708, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Rohm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rohm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Romer, Rohmer, Roehmer, Römer, Roemer, von Roemer, von Romer, Romayer, Raumayer, Raumair, Raum, Roem and many more.

Early Notables of the Rohm family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Rohm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rohm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rohm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Barth Rohm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
Rohm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Rohm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Marie Sophie Philippine Dauster Rohm, who arrived in America in 1858 [1]
  • Christian Rohm, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • William Rohm, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1866 [1]
  • Theodore Rohm, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rohm (post 1700) +

  • Jackson Rohm, American country /pop musician
  • Elisabeth Rohm (b. 1973), German-born American television actress
  • Otto Karl Julius Rohm (1876-1939), one of the German founders and a longtime president of the Röhm und Haas chemical company
  • Ernst Röhm (1887-1934), German soldier
  • Maria Rohm (b. 1945), Austrian actress


  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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