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Pfaff Early Origins



The surname Pfaff was first found in Switzerland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Pfaff Spelling Variations


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Pfaff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pfaff, Pfaffen, Pfaffe, Pfaf, Pfafe, Faff, Faffe, Pfaffmann and many more.

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Pfaff Early History


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Pfaff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pfaff research. Another 338 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1753, 1765, 1790, 1825, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Pfaff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pfaff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pfaff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pfaff 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:

Pfaff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Pfaff and Elisabeth Pfaff, both of whom settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Peter Pfaff, who landed in America in 1749
  • Hans Philipp Adam Pfaff, who arrived in America in 1752
  • Theobald Pfaff, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1768
  • Wilhelm Pfaff, who landed in America in 1772
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pfaff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Pfaff, aged 5, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Christian Pfaff, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Christian Pfaff, age 30, came to Philadelphia in 1804
  • Anna M Pfaff, aged 12, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Caterina Pfaff, aged 32, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pfaff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Magdalena Pfaff, aged 50, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Adolf Pfaff, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pfaff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pfaff (post 1700)



  • William Pfaff (b. 1928), American author
  • Kristen Marie Pfaff (1967-1994), American musician, bassist for alternative rock band Hole (1993 to 1994)
  • Shawn W. Pfaff, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Otto Pfaff (1864-1948), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Oneida, New York, 1901, 1910-11, 1915, 1920-21;Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1916; Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920; Chair of Madison County Democratic Party, 1927
  • Jacob Pfaff, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 5th District, 1895-96
  • Dorothy E. Pfaff, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 13th District, 1934, 1935
  • Andrew J. Pfaff, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1907-08
  • Judy Pfaff (b. 1946), American artist and has shown exhibitions around the world. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Sculpture
  • Dieter Pfaff (1947-2013), German actor and director
  • Petra Pfaff (b. 1960), East German gold and silver medalist 400 metres hurdler
  • ... (Another 7 notables 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. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pfaff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pfaff 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 16 March 2016 at 14:02.

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