The ancient roots of the Rohrbeck family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. The Rohrbeck surname, was a local
name, for someone who 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.
Early Origins of the Rohrbeck family
The surname Rohrbeck 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.
Early History of the Rohrbeck family
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Rohrbeck 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 Rohrbeck include Rohrbach, Rohrenbacher, Rohrenbach, Rohrbacher, Rorback, Rorbach, Rorbacker, Rorenback, Rorenbacker, Rohrbech, Rohrbecher, Rohrenbech, Rohrenbecher, Rohrbeck, Rohrbecker, Rohrenbeck and many more.
Early Notables of the Rohrbeck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rohrbeck family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Rohrbeck surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.