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Early Origins of the Dorff family

The surname Dorff 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 Dorff family

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Dorff Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dorff family

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United States Dorff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Reys Dorff, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • George Minguers Dorff, who arrived in South Carolina in 1735 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dorff (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Dorff (b. 1973), American actor
  • Elliot N. Dorff (b. 1943), American professor (and Rector) of Jewish theology at the American Jewish University
  • Daniel Dorff (b. 1956), American composer [2]

  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)
  2. Daniel Dorff. (Retrieved 2011, March 3) Daniel Dorff. Retrieved from on Facebook