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The surname Adolphe 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."

Adolphe Early Origins



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

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Adolphe Spelling Variations


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Adolphe Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Adolphe include Edolphe, Edolph, Edolp, Adolphe, Adolph, Adolf, Edolf, Edulf, Adulf and many more.

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Adolphe Early History


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Adolphe Early History



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

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Adolphe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adolphe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Adolphe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Adolphe or a variant listed above:

Adolphe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Adolphe, who settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1820
  • Peter Adolphe, who came to New Orleans in 1838
  • C C Adolphe, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Caroline Adolphe, who came to New Orleans in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adolphe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adolphe (post 1700)



  • Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), American composer and music scholar, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Concerts of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Eugene J. Adolphe (1910-1977), American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956
  • Monique Adolphe (b. 1932), French scientist and researcher into the field of cell biology, Member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (elected 2001)

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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Adolphe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adolphe 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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