Rohrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Rohrich. Rohrich was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, which often used the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," in some cases a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common type of German hereditary surname. Rohrich was a name for someone who lived in Brandenburg-Prussia.

Early Origins of the Rohrich family

The surname Rohrich was first found in Brandenburg, where the name could be considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Albrecht Rorer, or Albrecht "from the Ror," who was born in Eger in Bohemia around 1330.

Early History of the Rohrich family

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Rohrich 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 Rohrich include Rohre, Roehr, Roehrer, Rohrer, Rorer, Ror, Rore, Roar, Roare, Rhor, Rhore, Rorau (Silesia), Rohr, Roer, Roeher and many more.

Early Notables of the Rohrich family (pre 1700)

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United States Rohrich migration to the United States +

Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Rohrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Rohrich, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
Rohrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georges Rohrich, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Christ. Rohrich, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Jacob Rohrich, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Rohrich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lorenz Rohrich, aged 12, who immigrated to the United States from Strasburg, Russia, in 1907
  • Anton Rohrich, aged 3, who landed in America from T. Srt. Licklor, Hungary, in 1907
  • Margarethe Rohrich, aged 10, who landed in America from Csatan, Hungary, in 1910
  • Johann Rohrich, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Maria Rohrich, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Nagy Gaj, Hungary, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rohrich (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, American plastic surgeon, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Lutz Röhrich (1922-2006), German folklorist and scholar studying topics relating to literature, oral stories, and similar types of media
  • Gustav Rohrich (1849-1938), Austrian immigrant to America who built the Gustav Rohrich Sod House in Bellwood, Nebraska


  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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