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The associated coat of arms for this name are recorded in J.B Rietstaps Armorial General. Illustrated by V & H.V Rolland's. This Monumental work took 23 years to complete and 85,000 coats of Arms are included in this work. This German surname of ROHE was a locational name 'one who came from Rohr' the place of the reeds, the name of several places in Germany. Local names usually denoted where a man held his land, and indicated where he actually lived. The name is also spelt ROHRE, ROHR, ROHRBERG and ROHER. Surnames derived from placenames are divided into two broad categories; topographic names and habitation names. Topographic names are derived from general descriptive references to someone who lived near a physical feature such as an oak tree, a hill, a stream or a church. Habitation names are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages and farmsteads. Other classes of local names include those derived from the names of rivers, individual houses with signs on them, regions and whole countries. Surnames which were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have the same meaning in many languages. The court of Charlemagne (Charles the Great, king of the Franks (742-814) was Christian and Latin speaking). The vernacular was the Frankish dialect of Old High German, and the personal names in use were Germanic and vernacular. These names were adopted in many parts of northwest Europe, particularly among the noble ruling classes. Hereditary surnames were found in Germany in the second half of the 12th century - a little later than in England and France. It was about the 16th century that they became stabilized. A notable member of the name was Ludwig Mies van der ROHE (1886-1969) the architect born in Aachen, Germany. A pioneer of glass sky-scrapers, he designed high-rise flats for the Weissenhof Exhibition in 1927, and the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exposition (1929). Among his major works are the two glass apartment towers on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, the Seagram Building in New York City and the Public Library in Washington.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2020

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