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Early Origins of the Dondorf family

The surname Dondorf was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Dondorf family

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Dondorf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Donsdorp, Dondorf, Dennstädt, Donsaert, Dunsdorf, Dönhoff, Denzdorf and many more.

Early Notables of the Dondorf family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dondorf family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dondorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dondorf, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Dondorf (post 1700)

  • David Dondorf, Sound Department Filmograph

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