Detloff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Detloff family

The surname Detloff was first found in Basel, Switzerland, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Detloff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Detloff research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1709 is included under the topic Early Detloff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Detloff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Detloff, Detlov, Dettloff, Detlof, Dethloff, Detlaf, Detlaff, Detleff, Detlef, Detlefs and many more.

Early Notables of the Detloff family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Detloff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Detloff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Detloff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joachim Henrich Detloff, who landed in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Joachim Henrich Detloff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Henry Detloff, who settled in New York in 1767
Detloff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karl Friedrich Detloff, aged 28, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Miss Detloff, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Henry Detloff, who landed in Illinois in 1883 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Detloff (post 1700) +

  • Dr. rer. oec. Eberhard Detloff Zahn (1910-2010), German Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves


  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)


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