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Where did the English Edolp family come from? What is the English Edolp family crest and coat of arms? When did the Edolp family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Edolp family history?The surname Edolp is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from the Old German personal name Adalwuf, which is composed of the elements "adal," meaning "noble," and "wulf," meaning "wolf."
Edolp has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Edolphe, Edolph, Edolp, Adolphe, Adolph, Adolf, Edolf, Edulf, Adulf and many more.
First found in Kent, where the Edolp family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Edolp was first referenced in the 13th century when the family held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edolp research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edolp History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Edolp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Edolps to arrive on North American shores: Isaac Adolphus, who settled in New York in 1758; Fred Adolf, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802; Joseph Adolphe, who settled in Savannah, GA in 1820.
The Edolp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edolp 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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