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The Slavic surname Orloff is a proud emblem of the Russian culture and heritage. The Slavic people originally used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Russia. Most Russian surnames are either patronymic, which are surnames derived from the father's given name, or metronymic, which are surnames derived from the mother's given name. The most common patronymic suffixes are ov or ev, which are used after words ending in a consonant, and in, which follows words ending in a vowel. The name Orloff is derived from the Russian personal name Orlov, which is derived from the word Oryol or eagle. In the Middle Ages, the eagle was a symbol of royalty and power. The eagle is featured in the Russian Imperial insignia.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orloff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abram Orloff, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Orloff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Orloff, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Suwalki, Russia, in 1905
  • Asvrum Orloff, aged 13, who landed in America from Kiew, Russia, in 1907
  • Basia Orloff, aged 20, who settled in America from Kiew, Russia, in 1912
  • Anton Orloff, aged 36, who landed in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1920
  • Antonie Orloff, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
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  • Judith Orloff, American psychiatrist, author and energy medicine practitioner
  • Monford Orloff (1914-2000), American businessman and philanthropist
  • Jon Orloff (b. 1942), American physicist
  • Chester Lloyd "Chet" Orloff (b. 1949), American historian, writer and professor of urban studies
  • Chana Orloff (1888-1968), Ukraine-born sculptor
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    Other References

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    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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