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The distinguished surname Graeff was first found in Switzerland.

Graeff Early Origins



The surname Graeff 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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Graeff Spelling Variations


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Graeff 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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Graeff Early History


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Graeff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graeff 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 Graeff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graeff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graeff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the surname Graeff 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 Graeff 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:

Graeff Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Op Den Graeff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683

Graeff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Graeff, who landed in America in 1709
  • Jobs Graeff, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • Gerhard Graeff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773

Graeff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Graeff, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Christopher Graeff, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Frederick Graeff, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • George Graeff, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Anna Graeff, who arrived in New York, NY in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Graeff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graeff 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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