Rommel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rommel family

The surname Rommel was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Rommel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rommel research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1705, 1751, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Rommel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rommel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rummel, Rommel, Rumel, Rummell, Rommell, Rommell and many more.

Early Notables of the Rommel family (pre 1700)

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United States Rommel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rommel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Yerick Rommel, aged 50, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Valentine Rommel, aged 22, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Gottfried Rommel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Christoph Rommel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Christian Rommel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]
Rommel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Rommel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819 [1]
  • Friedrich Rommel, who landed in America in 1847 [1]
  • Augusta Rommel, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Michael Rommel, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Jakob Rommel, who arrived in America in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Rommel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rommel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Margareta Rommel, who arrived in Canada in 1851
  • Zacharias Rommel, who landed in Canada in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Rommel (post 1700) +

  • Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (1891-1944), nicknamed the "Desert Fox," one of the most distinguished German field marshals of World War II and a highly decorated officer in World War I
  • John Rommel (b. 1958), American classical trumpeter and professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Edwin Americus "Eddie" Rommel (1897-1970), American right-handed pitcher and umpire who played from 1920 to 1932 for the Philadelphia Athletics
  • Manfred Rommel Hon. CBE (b. 1928), German politician, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart (1974 to 1996), son of Erwin Rommel
  • Frank Rommel (b. 1984), German gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist skeleton racer
  • Juliusz Karol Wilhelm Józef Rómmel (1881-1967), Polish military commander and a general of the Polish Army


  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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