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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."

Adolph Early Origins



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.

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Adolph Spelling Variations


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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.

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Adolph Early History


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Adolph Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adolph research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adolph History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adolph Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adolph Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Adolph, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Adolph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Christoph Adolph, who arrived in America in 1783

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Adolph Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Farny Adolph, who landed in Colorado in 1903

Adolph Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Adolph, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Emma Adolph, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Gustav Adolph, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Charlotte Adolph, aged 40, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Reinhold Adolph, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adolph (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adolph (post 1700)



  • Emma Adolph, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1967

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Adolph Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adolph 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 14:51.

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