Dorf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dorf family

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.

Early History of the Dorf family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorf research. Another 116 words (8 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.

Dorf Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dorf family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dorf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dorf migration to the United States +

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

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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