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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. 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).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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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