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The Olrich surname come comes from the old German personal name Uodal-rich. The name became popular in the Middle Ages in part due to St. Ulrich, a bishop of Augsburg.

Olrich Early Origins



The surname Olrich was first found in Bavaria, in the city of Nuremburg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The name as a first name was associated with many notable figures of the mediaeval period, such as St. Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg, or Ulrich von Lichtenstein (1200-1276,) poet of courtly behavior. By the 14th century the name was firmly grounded as a prominent surname.

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Olrich Early History


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Olrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olrich research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1623, 1701, 1633, 1714, 1685, 1702 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Olrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olrich Spelling Variations


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Olrich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ulrich, Ulrichs, Ullrich, Ulrick, Ulrik, Ullrik, Ullrick, Urich and many more.

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Olrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Olrich in this period include Anthony Ulrich (1633-1714), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy from 1685 until 1702; and Johann Warmund Ulrich, a...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olrich 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 or some of its variants were: Elias and Cristof Ulrich, who emigrated with their families to America in 1709; Philip Ulrich, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732; as did Christopher Ulrik in 1727.

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