Rohr Family History
Rohr Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds from Middle High German rōr (a collective singular) or near a well or channel rōr or a habitational name from any of several places called with this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Rohr ‘reed’ (see 1 above). Norwegian (Røhr): habitational name from the farm name Rør in Ringsaker from Old Norse reyrr ‘heap of stones’ in Østfold from Old Norse reyrr ‘rush’ (a plant).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press