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Folmer Early Origins



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.

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Folmer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Folmer Early History


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Folmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Folmer research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1640 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Folmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Folmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Folmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Folmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Folmer, who came to Philadelphia in 1733
  • George Jacob Folmer, who came to Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jacob Folmer, aged 40, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johannes Folmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Caspar Folmer, who came to Pennsylvania sometime between 1775 and 1781

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Contemporary Notables of the name Folmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Folmer (post 1700)



  • Louis H. Folmer, American Republican politician, Chair of Cortland County Republican Party, 1942-45; Member of New York State Assembly, 1951-68

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Folmer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Folmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Folmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 November 2015 at 11:04.

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