Folmar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Folmar family

The surname Folmar 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Folmar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Folmar research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Folmar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Folmar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Volmer, Volmar, Vollmar, Volmerbeke, Volmerstein, Wolmer, Wollmer, Wollner and many more.

Early Notables of the Folmar family (pre 1700)

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Folmar Ranking

In the United States, the name Folmar is the 11,554th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Folmar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Folmar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jost Folmar, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Jacob Folmar, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Jacob Folmar, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Michael Folmar, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [2]
Folmar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louisa L. Folmar, who arrived in New York sometime between 1810 and 1816
  • John Folmar, who settled in New York sometime between 1810 and 1816
  • Henry Folmar, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1845 [2]

Canada Folmar migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Folmar Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Philip Folmar, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Philip Folmar, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Folmar (post 1700) +

  • Wilson B. Folmar, American politician, Mayor of Troy, Alabama, 1891-93, 1895-97, 1899-1901, 1907-12 [3]
  • Leonard Folmar, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 38th District, 1978 [3]
  • James M. Folmar, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 [3]
  • Frank B. Folmar, American politician, Mayor of Troy, Alabama, 1916-18, 1920-22 [3]
  • Charles H. Folmar, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961 [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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