The surname Rothenburg was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The territory emerged as Hesse, and the Rothenburgs became the Grand Duchy of Hesse.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who traveled to the New World and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries..
Susan Rothenburg (b. 1945), American contemporary painter awarded the 2003 Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts
Richard Carl Rothenburg (1868-1949), American Republican politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 4th District, 1929-30; Speaker of Alaska Territory House of Representatives, 1929-30