Early Origins of the Pottruff family
The surname Pottruff was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Pottruff family
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Pottruff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pothoff, Puthoff, Pothuff, Pothoffe, Pothoffes, Pothoffs, Puthoffs, Puthoffes, Pothuffs, Pothuffe, Puthuff, Puthuffs, Bothoff and many more.
Early Notables of the Pottruff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pottruff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pottruff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Byron Pottruff, who arrived in Oregon in 1885