The surname Folkman was first found in Bavaria, where the name Vollman 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.
Important Dates for the Folkman family
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Folkman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vollman, Vollmar, Volmar, Follemans, Veulemans, Valman, Vellmen and many more.
Early Notables of the Folkman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Folkman family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Follman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736; Agnes Follmer, who came to Pennsylvania in 1738; Anna Margaretha Follmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738.
Contemporary Notables of the name Folkman (post 1700)
Moses Judah Folkman (1933-2008), American medical scientist awarded the 1992 Wolf Prize in Medicine