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The distinguished surname Graaf was first found in Switzerland.

Graaf Early Origins



The surname Graaf was first found in Switzerland, where the family contributed to the development of the region. They became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Graaf Spelling Variations


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Graaf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graf, Grafe,Graef, Graff, Graffen, Graffin, Grafen, Grafin, Grav, Graaf and many more.

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Graaf Early History


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Graaf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graaf research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1769, 1807, 1485, 1527, 1599, 1664, 1611, 1678, 1671, 1719, 1841, 1826, 1815 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Graaf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graaf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graaf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the surname Graaf were Urs Graf (1485-1527), Swiss engraver and goldsmith, influenced by Albrecht Duerer; Cornelis de Graeff (1599-1664), Mayor of Amsterdam; Free Imperial Knight Andries de Graeff (1611-1678), Mayor of Amsterdam; Cornelis de Graeff (1671-1719), Dutch Canon of St. Pieter at...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graaf 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:

Graaf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Graaf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Jacob Graaf, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Franz Graaf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Verena Graaf, who arrived in America in 1744
  • Johannes Jacob Graaf, who arrived in New York in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graaf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Graaf, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1838
  • Mazy Graaf, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Arnold Graaf, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Jan De Graaf, who arrived in Iowa in 1855
  • Mrs. Jan De Graaf, who landed in Iowa in 1855

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Graaf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graaf 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 1 November 2013 at 13:07.

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