Rodiek Family

On this site you will see the origin of the Rodiek-Family.
All persons with last name Rodiek/Rodieck (in the USA also some Rodick) came from one farm in Kirchkimmen near by Ganderkesee. This town is situated in Lower Saxony between Oldenburg and Bremen. In Eastfrisia is one branch written as Rodyk.

Oldest Ancestor
The oldest ancestor of the Rodieks known by name was called
Hinrich Cordeß and he was first mentioned in 1489. He had at least two sons, on of them built up a farm in the neighbourhood. The descendents of these two already called themselves Rodiek.
In the 16th century there are many writing forms of Rodiek :   von Rodyke, to Rodyke, bym Rodyke, Rodich, Rodike.
Since the 17th century they all called themselves Rodiek (seldom Rodieck).


Emigration to the USA
The Rodieks who emigrated to the United States were changed in Rodick/Rodieck or Rodiek because the immigration officers wrote the names by sound. (RODEAK would have been the nearest to the German pronounciation).


Origin Of The Last Name RODIEK
There is only one correct explanation: On the farm there was a little lake. Due to the content of iron in the soil the water turned red.
This red lake (German: roter Teich, in Lower German: roe dyke) gave the name to the persons of this farm (von roe dyke = die vom roten Teich = those from the red lake =
von Rodyke) .

On the 5th of Juli 2008 met 59 Family-members on the first Rodiek-Family-Reunion in Kirchkimmen. They came from Germany, Austria and France.

The second Rodiek-Family-Reunion took place on the 7th of Juli 2012 in the Vielstedter Bauernhaus. 75 Family-members joined it. From the United States were Rodieks from Tampa,Florida - New Orleans, Louisiana - Houston, Texas und Kansas-City, Missouri



Our American Rodiek-Family-members in front of the lane "Im Rodiek" next to the original farm(2012):



The 3rd Rodiek-Family-Reunion will take place on Saturday 17th of June 2017. Then we will celebrate 500 years name RODIEK.

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For our American Rodiek-relatives who want to visit this Family-Reunion we will offer some interesting things around this day.
First you should arrive in Germany on Friday 16th of June because on Saturday morning we plan an English guided tour thru the ruins of the Hude monastry. On Sunday 18th is the possibility to visit other Rodiek-Farms in the region. On that afternoon there will be a guided tour thru the City Of Oldenburg from our Rodiek-relaive Gaby Friesen.
On Monday 19th of June we will offer a visit to the Emigration-Museum in Bremerhaven. Most of your ancestors emigrated to the USA from this port.
For those interested in history we might offer on Tuesday a tour to the site of the battle between the Romans and the Germanic peoples in the year 7 a.c. or an excursion to the remains of he stoneage in our area. Our program would end on that day. On Wednesday we suggest a trip to our capital Berlin or any other place you might have on your list.
For realizing this program we need to know until the end of this year(2016) if you would be interested in participating. Please write an email to manfred_ub40(at)yahoo.de. After that we will provide you with hotel recommendations.

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Meanwhile we had a Family-Reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, USA with 100 Family-members from the Rodiek-Branch K3. Information on Facebook : Facebook-Page of the Rodiek-Branch K3


In the following database you will find all Rodiek-descendents

⇒  Die ancestors of the Rodiek-Family, shown with the PAF-Program



In this PDF-file you find the first ten generations of the Rodiek-Family.
The PDF-files from the branches E to V are under this pedegree.

⇒  Rodiek-PDF-File


Following here the "between-branches" with 4 generations. At the bottom are the "under-branches". The PDF-files of the under-branches are available when there is a relationship.

⇒  Rodiek-E-branch

⇒  Rodiek-K-branch

⇒  Rodiek-L-branch

⇒  Rodiek-P-branch

⇒  Rodiek-T-branch

⇒  Rodiek-V-branch


Here are some pages of Rodiek-relatives:

The German page from Holger Rodiek



The page from Gary L. Rodieck from the USA

back to the english starting site