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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Rohrbaugh family. The Rohrbaugh surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria The name may stem from the German word rohr, which means reed. Thus, it is a topographical name indicating a person who lived in or near an area thickly overgrown with reeds.

Rohrbaugh Early Origins



The surname Rohrbaugh was first found in Bavaria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Bearers of the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Rohrbaugh Early History


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Rohrbaugh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rohrbaugh research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1623 is included under the topic Early Rohrbaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rohrbaugh Spelling Variations


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Rohrbaugh Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Rohrbaugh include Rohrbach, Rohrenbacher, Rohrenbach, Rohrbacher, Rorback, Rorbach, Rorbacker, Rorenback, Rorenbacker, Rohrbech, Rohrbecher, Rohrenbech, Rohrenbecher, Rohrbeck, Rohrbecker, Rohrenbeck and many more.

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Rohrbaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rohrbaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rohrbaugh 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Rohrbaugh or a variant listed above: Johann Heinrich Rohrbach, who came to Carolina and/or Pennsylvania in 1709. Jacob Rorbach came to Philadelphia in 1739; Jacob Rorback to Maryland in 1765.

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