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Rohlfs Early Origins



The surname Rohlfs 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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Rohlfs Spelling Variations


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Rohlfs 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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Rohlfs Early History


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Rohlfs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rohlfs 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 Rohlfs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rohlfs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rohlfs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Rohlfs 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 Rohlfs 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:

Rohlfs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathias J Rohlfs, who landed in Iowa in 1847
  • Johann Harms Rohlfs, who arrived in Iowa in 1884

Rohlfs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hein. N. Rohlfs, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Emanuel Rohlfs, aged 63, who emigrated to the United States from Norderstapel, Germany, in 1909
  • Harry Rohlfs, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Maria Rohlfs, aged 48, who settled in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1910
  • Diedrich Rohlfs, aged 17, who landed in America from Bremen, Germany, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rohlfs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rohlfs (post 1700)



  • Roland Rohlfs (1892-1974), American test pilot, two-time world speed record holder
  • Sterling Rohlfs (1887-1928), American test pilot
  • Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936), American actor and furniture artist
  • Ewald Rohlfs (1911-1984), German test pilot who made the first flight of a helicopter, the Focke-Wulf Fw 61
  • Kristen Rohlfs (b. 1929), German astro-physicist, former professor at the University of Bochum
  • Nicolaus Rohlfs, German astronomer of the 18th century
  • Gerhard Rohlfs (1892-1986), German ling Uist, researcher of Italian and other Romance languages
  • Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs (1831-1896), German explorer of Africa
  • Christian Rohlfs (1849-1938), German painter

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rohlfs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rohlfs 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 4 December 2014 at 16:13.

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