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Adolph History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Adolph 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."

Early Origins of the Adolph family


The surname Adolph was first found in Kent, where the Adolph 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 Adolph was first referenced in the 13th century when the family held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Adolph family


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Adolph Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Adolph has been recorded under many different variations, including Edolphe, Edolph, Edolp, Adolphe, Adolph, Adolf, Edolf, Edulf, Adulf and many more.

Early Notables of the Adolph family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Adolph family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Adolph or a variant listed above:

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dirck Adolph, who arrived in New York, NY in 1693 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Adolph, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Adolph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christoph Adolph, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Adolph, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anton Adolph, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • Henry Adolph, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Adolph, who arrived in Iowa in 1885 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Adolph, who landed in Iowa in 1885 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Farny Adolph, who landed in Colorado in 1903 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Adolph Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Adolph, aged 31, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Emma Adolph, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Gustav Adolph, aged 38, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Charlotte Adolph, aged 40, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Reinhold Adolph, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
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Contemporary Notables of the name Adolph (post 1700)


  • Dave Adolph (1937-2017), American football coach for the Cleveland Browns from 1986 to 1988
  • Emma Adolph, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1967 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Walter Adolph, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 29 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Adrian Adolph Greenburg (1903-1959), American costume designer, known for his costumes were for The Wizard of Oz including the film's red-sequined ruby slippers for Judy Garland and other Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Oscar Adolph Swenson (1877-1951), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1913-28 (20th District 1913-14, 15th District 1915-28); Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1931;
  • Arnold Adolph Berthold (1803-1861), German physiologist and zoologist, a pioneer in endocrinology
  • Gustave Adolph Sonnenberg (1898-1944), American football player and professional wrestler, World Heavyweight Champion
  • Hans Adolph Mauch (1906-1984), German engineer known for his work in early jet engine development and later for his work on prostheses
  • Friedrich Adolph Sorge (1828-1906), German communist who emigrated to the United States to become a labor leader, founder of Section I of New York of the International Workingmen's Association in 1869
  • David Adolph Korn (b. 1930), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Togo, 1986-88

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  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 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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