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Dorf Early Origins



The surname Dorf was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Dorf Spelling Variations


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Dorf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durffendahl, Durfendahl, Dürffendahl, Durfendal, Dürfeld, Dorfeld, Duffendahl and many more.

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Dorf Early History


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Dorf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorf research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1722, 1761, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Dorf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorf Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dorf 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:

Dorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gustaf Dorf, who settled in Kansas in 1869
  • Eustof Dorf, who settled in Kansas in 1878
  • J. A. Dorf, who settled in Kansas in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorf (post 1700)



  • Sheldon "Shel" Dorf (1933-2009), American comic-strip letterer and freelance artist and the founder of the San Diego Comic-Con International

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Dorf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dorf 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 18 November 2012 at 11:10.

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