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The name Rothrock arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rothrock family lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Rotherham, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the north division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. The place name literally means "homestead or village on the River Rother," [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"The town was formerly celebrated for its manufacture of edge tools; and in 1160, there were mines of ironstone, smelting-furnaces, and forges in the neighbourhood." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The local was named Rodreham in the Domesday Book. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


Rothrock Early Origins



The surname Rothrock was first found in Yorkshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Rotherham. Conjecturally they are descended from the Count of Mortain who held the lands and village of Rotherham at the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England. The hamlet of Rotherham consisted mainly of one single Church.

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Rothrock Spelling Variations


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Rothrock Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Rotherham, Rotheram, Rothram, Rudrum, Rudderham and others.

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Rothrock Early History


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Rothrock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rothrock research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1423, 1500, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1772, 1610 and 1907 are included under the topic Early Rothrock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rothrock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rothrock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rothrock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rothrock In Ireland


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Rothrock In Ireland



Some of the Rothrock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rothrock or a variant listed above:

Rothrock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Rothrock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Philip Jacob Rothrock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Peter Rothrock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rothrock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rothrock (post 1700)



  • Arthur Dale Rothrock (1886-1938), American gold and silver medalist sport shooter at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Tom Rothrock (b. 1978), American alpine skier at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Joseph J. Rothrock, American college football head coach
  • Jack Houston Rothrock (1905-1980), American Major League Baseball who played from 1925 through 1937
  • Cynthia Rothrock (b. 1957), American martial artist and actress; she holds six Black belts in various Far Eastern martial disciplines
  • Joseph Trimbel Rothrock (1839-1922), American environmentalist, known as the "Father of Forestry," Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters (1895-1904), eponym of Rothrock State Park, Pennsylvania
  • Reva M. Rothrock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960
  • James Harvey Rothrock (1829-1899), American politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1861; Justice of Iowa State Supreme Court, 1876-96
  • Earl W. Rothrock, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1922
  • Charles Rothrock, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 56th District, 1998
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Rothrock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rothrock 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.

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