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The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Rohrig. Rohrig 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. Rohrig was a name for someone who lived in Brandenburg-Prussia.

Rohrig Early Origins



The surname Rohrig 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.

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Rohrig Spelling Variations


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

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Rohrig Early History


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Rohrig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rohrig research. Another 374 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1381, 1400, 1672, 1674, 1757, 1800, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Rohrig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rohrig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rohrig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rohrig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. 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:

Rohrig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicklaus Rohrig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Lorentz Rohrig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Philip Rohrig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Carl Rohrig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Rohrig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Rohrig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Peter Rohrig, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • Franz Peter Rohrig, who landed in North America in 1843
  • Gerhard Rohrig, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Rohrig, aged 24, arrived in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rohrig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rohrig (post 1700)



  • Josef Röhrig (1925-2014), German footballer who played as a midfielder
  • Udo Röhrig (b. 1943), East German former handball player who competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Hans Röhrig (1919-1943), German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross, credited with 19 victories

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Rohrig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rohrig 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 15 June 2016 at 19:30.

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