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Rover Early Origins



The surname Rover 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.

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Rover Spelling Variations


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Rover Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rover, Rovere, Rovver, Roveres, Roverr, Roover, Rovers and many more.

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Rover Early History


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Rover Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rover research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rover History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rover Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rover Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rover Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rover Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Rover, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Heinrich Rover, who arrived in America in 1783

Rover Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Rover, aged 45, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Francisco Rover, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1853
  • Frank Rover, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

Rover Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johann Heinrich Rover arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rover (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rover (post 1700)



  • Leo A. Rover, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1928-34, 1953-56

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Rover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rover 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 10 November 2015 at 09:09.

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