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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."

Althof Early Origins



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.

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Althof Spelling Variations


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Althof Spelling Variations



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

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Althof Early History


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Althof Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Althof research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1590, 1606, 1660, 1758, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Althof History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Althof Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Althof Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Althof 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



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

Althof Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fr Althof, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • William Althof, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Althof (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Althof (post 1700)



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Althof Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Althof 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 4 November 2015 at 10:34.

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