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The roots of the distinguished surname landgraf lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German term "lantgrave," which means either "judge of a high court" or "administrator of a region." In this instance, the progenitor of the name would have been someone who held one of these occupations. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the German words "land," meaning "soil, field," and "gräber," meaning "digger"; in this case, the name would have been originally borne by a ditch-digger.

landgraf Early Origins



The surname landgraf was first found in Swabia, where it first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ulrich dictus Landgrave, who lived in the region in 1276. The young landgraf family played a significant role during this early period, allying itself with the ruling families of the time, and was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society.

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landgraf Spelling Variations


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landgraf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Landgraf, Landgrave, Landtgraf, Landtgrave, Lantgrave, Landgrebe, Landgräb, Landgreber and many more.

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landgraf Early History


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landgraf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our landgraf research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1280, 1711, 1748, 1783, 1794, 1824, and 1827 are included under the topic Early landgraf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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landgraf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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landgraf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early landgraf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Landgraf and his wife Elisabetha Catharina, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with their daughter Anna Elisabetha; Henrich Landgraff, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738.

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Contemporary Notables of the name landgraf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name landgraf (post 1700)



  • Stanley I. Landgraf, American business executive and academic, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1987-1988)
  • Brooks Frederick Landgraf (b. 1981), American attorney, rancher and politician, Texas State Representative for District 81 (Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties) (2015-)
  • Lois Landgraf (b. 2013), American politician, Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
  • John Landgraf, American FX Network president and executive producer of the show 30 Days
  • Willi Landgraf (b. 1968), retired German footballer
  • Franz Landgraf (1888-1944), Bavarian Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Werner Landgraf (b. 1959), German astrophysicist who discovered the eponymous 3132 Landgraf
  • Arne Landgraf (b. 1977), German silver and bronze medalist rower
  • Sigrid Landgraf (b. 1959), German silver medalist field hockey player at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Günther Landgraf (1928-2006), German physicist, President of Technische Universität Dresden (1990-1994)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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

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