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The distinguished German surname Althoff 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."

Althoff Early Origins



The surname Althoff was first found in the region of Westphalia. The earliest known bearer of the name Althoff 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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Althoff Spelling Variations


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Althoff Spelling Variations



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

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Althoff Early History


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Althoff Early History



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

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Althoff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Althoff Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Althoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernh Heinz Jos Althoff, who landed in America in 1844
  • W Althoff, who arrived in America in 1845
  • William Althoff, aged 28, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Joh Gerh Althoff, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Joh Heinr Althoff, who landed in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Althoff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Althoff (post 1700)



  • Henry J. Althoff (1873-1947), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Belleville (1914 to 1947)
  • Edward C. Althoff (1912-2000), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1944
  • Pamela Althoff (b. 1953), American politician, Republican Illinois State Senator (2003-)
  • Adolph Althoff (1913-1998), German circus owner, animal tamer and performer who saved people from the Holocaust by having them work and travel in his circus, inspiration for the 1998 Showtime TV-movie, "Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families," named one of The Righteous among the Nations
  • Henno Althoff (b. 1960), German record producer, recording engineer and studio owner
  • Heinz Jakob Althoff (b. 1894), German writer
  • Kai Althoff (b. 1966), German painter from Cologne, Germany
  • Adrianus Aloijsius Felix Althoff, Dutch journalist from the Netherlands
  • Ernie Althoff (b. 1950), Australian musician and composer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Althoff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Althoff 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 23 December 2015 at 19:34.

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