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Early Origins of the Folmer family

The surname Folmer 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 Folmer family

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Folmer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Folmer family (pre 1700)

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United States Folmer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Folmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Folmer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733
  • George Jacob Folmer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jacob Folmer, aged 40, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Johannes Folmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Caspar Folmer, who settled in Pennsylvania sometime between 1775 and 1781

Contemporary Notables of the name Folmer (post 1700) +

  • Richard Folmer (1942-2022), American actor based in Shreveport, Louisiana, co-founder of "The Company", a theater company located in Shreveport, known for Straw Dogs (2011), Cleaner (2007) and The Root Cellar (2016)
  • Louis H. Folmer, American Republican politician, Chair of Cortland County Republican Party, 1942-45; Member of New York State Assembly, 1951-68 [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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook