Rudolff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rudolff family

The surname Rudolff 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.

Early History of the Rudolff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rudolff research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1771, 1817, 1671, 1735, 1731, 1795, 1837 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Rudolff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rudolff 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.

Early Notables of the Rudolff family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Rudolff 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...
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United States Rudolff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rudolff Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeuriaen Rudolff, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1639 [1]
Rudolff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Rudolff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Andreas Rudolff, who settled in Philadelphia in 1748
  • Johannes Rudolff, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Rudolff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stefan Rudolff, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1871 [1]

Canada Rudolff migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rudolff Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lenoard Rudolff, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Rudolff, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Peter Rudolff, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Australia Rudolff migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rudolff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Albert Julius Rudolff, (b. 1845), aged 21, Cornish settler convicted in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK on 20th March 1865, sentenced for 15 years for the murder of William Timmins, fisherman, of Penryn, transported aboard the ship "Corona" on 16th October 1866 to Western Australia, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Albert Rudolff, Cornish convict who was convicted in Bodmin, Cornwall, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona


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