× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: English, Scottish



Multiple Origins for the Surname Ralph


English


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

Ralph Early Origins



The surname Ralph 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.

Close

Ralph Spelling Variations


Expand

Ralph Spelling Variations



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

Close

Ralph Early History


Expand

Ralph Early History



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

Close

Ralph Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Ralph Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ralph Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ralph Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sam Ralph settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Sam Ralph, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Margaret Ralph, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Ralph Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Ralph, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Ralph, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • Thomas Ralph settled in Jamaica in 1761
  • Francis Ralph settled in New Jersey in 1769
  • Francis Ralph, who arrived in New Jersey in 1769
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ralph Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ralph, aged 13, landed in New York in 1819
  • Phillip H Ralph, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1819
  • Steven Ralph, aged 8, landed in New York in 1819
  • Geo. Ralph settled in New York State in 1823
  • Edward Ralph, who landed in New York in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ralph Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Ralph, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Ralph Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Ralph, a cabinet-maker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Ralph arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Henry Ralph, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Henry Ralph, aged 31, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • Mary Ralph, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ralph Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ralph arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Lydia Ralph arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • James Ralph, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Ralph (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Ralph (post 1700)



  • Jessie Ralph (1864-1944), American actress
  • Brian Ralph (b. 1973), American cartoonist
  • Stillman Ralph, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1837, 1855-56
  • S. H. Ralph, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1900, 1908
  • Ruth Ralph, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • Richard F. Ralph, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 25th District, 1921-32
  • Nathan Ralph, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012
  • Leon Douglas Ralph (1932-2007), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1967-76; Defeated, 1988; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Joseph H. Ralph, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 2nd District, 1904; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1908, 1910
  • George W. Ralph, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Illinois, 1839
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Ralph Historic Events


Expand

Ralph Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. M. Ralph, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

Close

Ralph Family Crest Products


Expand

Ralph Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Ralph Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ralph 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 12 January 2017 at 18:55.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest