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Dondorf Early Origins



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.

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Dondorf Spelling Variations


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Dondorf Spelling Variations



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

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Dondorf Early History


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Dondorf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dondorf research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Dondorf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dondorf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dondorf Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dondorf 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:

Dondorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dondorf, who came to Pennsylvania in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dondorf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dondorf (post 1700)



  • David Dondorf, Sound Department Filmograph

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Dondorf Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Dondorf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dondorf 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 26 March 2014 at 11:39.

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