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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The name Ralfe is derived from the Old Norse given name Randolph, which itself comes from the Old German words, "rad," meaning "counsel," and "wolf," meaning "wolf."

Ralfe Early Origins



The surname Ralfe was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. It is thought that the name first arrived in Britain well before the Conquest, with Scandinavian settlers, and then bearers of the name also arrived with the Normans.

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Ralfe Spelling Variations


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Ralfe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ralph, Rolph, Rolfe, Rafe, Raff, Ralf, Ralfe and others.

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Ralfe Early History


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Ralfe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ralfe research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1705 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Ralfe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ralfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ralfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ralfe 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:

Ralfe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margett Ralfe, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Thomas Ralfe, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Ralfe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ralfe 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 22 February 2015 at 01:52.

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