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Rofsen Early Origins



The surname Rofsen was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. They later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, and always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Rofsen Spelling Variations


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Rofsen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rudolph, Rudloff (Thuringia, Saxony, Silesia), Rodloff (northern Germany), Rudolpher (southern Germany), Rudolphi (Brunswick), Rudolf, Rudolfi, Ruddolf, Ruddolph, Ruddolfi, Ruddolphi, Rudolff, Rudloff and many more.

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Rofsen Early History


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Rofsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rofsen research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1771, 1817, 1671, 1735, 1731, 1795, 1837 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Rofsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rofsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rofsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Rofsen at this time were Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1671-1735) who ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy from 1731 until his death; Carl Ludwig von Rudolphi...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rofsen 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 or some of its variants were: Christoph Rudolf, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1736; Jan Rodolph, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1738; Andreas Rudolff, who came to Philadelphia in 1748.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rofsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rofsen 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 January 2014 at 14:06.

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