Althof History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Althof is of Westphalian origin. The name comes from the name of a farm in Westphalia, and is made up of two elements: "alt," meaning "old," and "hoff," meaning "yard."

Early Origins of the Althof family

The surname Althof was first found in the region of Westphalia. The earliest known bearer of the name Althof was Henricus Althoff, who was a priest in the Westphalian town of Bislich in 1536; however, the variation Oldehof was recorded in the Pomeranian town of Rostock as early as 1260.

Early History of the Althof family

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Althof Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Althoff, Althof, Althoffen and others.

Early Notables of the Althof family (pre 1700)

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United States Althof migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Althof Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Nicklas Althof, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Althof Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fr Althof, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • William Althof, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1882 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Althof (post 1700) +

  • William H. Althof, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1904 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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