Middendorf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Middendorf family

The surname Middendorf was first found in East Prussia, where the name Middendorff came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Middendorf family

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Middendorf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Middendorff, Middendorf, Midendorff, Midendorf, Middendorfs, Midenndorfs, Middlecoff, Middencoff, Middendorffs, Midenndorffs, Midendorfs and many more.

Early Notables of the Middendorf family (pre 1700)

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Middendorf Ranking

In the United States, the name Middendorf is the 11,015th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Middendorf migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Middendorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Gerh Middendorf, aged 39, who arrived in America in 1814 [2]
  • A. M. Lehmkule Middendorf, who settled in America in 1836
  • Georg Heinr Franz Middendorf, who landed in America in 1836 [2]
  • Barnard Middendorf, aged 21, who landed in Missouri in 1841 [2]
  • Anna Marg Middendorf, aged 19, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Middendorf (post 1700) +

  • Tracy Lynn Middendorf (b. 1970), American television, movie, and stage actress
  • John William Middendorf II (1924-1974), American politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (1974-1977)
  • Professor Ilse Middendorf, German, somatic educator


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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