Early Origins of the Ralphe family
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.
Early History of the Ralphe family
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Ralphe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ralph, Rolph, Rolfe, Rafe, Raff, Ralf, Ralfe and others.
Early Notables of the Ralphe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ralphe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Rolfe who settled in Virginia in 1623; along with James her husband, John and Thomas; Marcus Rolfe settled in New Jersey in 1773; Henry Rolfe settled in New England in 1630.
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