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Rudolph Early Origins



The surname Rudolph 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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Rudolph Spelling Variations


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Rudolph 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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Rudolph Early History


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Rudolph Early History



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

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Rudolph Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rudolph Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Rudolph 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 Rudolph 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:

Rudolph Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Rudolph, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johannes Rudolph, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Andreas Rudolph, aged 27, landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johann Rudolph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Andrew Rudolph, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rudolph Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leopold Rudolph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Jacob Rudolph, who came to Philadelphia in 1805
  • Herman Stuckenberg Rudolph, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • George Lewis Albert Rudolph, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • A Cath Rudolph, who arrived in America in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rudolph Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Rudolph, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903
  • Wilhelm Rudolph, who landed in Chile in 1906
  • Fred Rudolph, who arrived in Alabama in 1925

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rudolph (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rudolph (post 1700)



  • Lloyd I. Rudolph (1927-2016), American author, political thinker, educationist and former Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago
  • Susanne Hoeber Rudolph (1930-2015), German-born, American author, political thinker and educationist
  • Maya Rudolph (b. 1972), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated actress, known for her roles in Bridesmaids (2011), Gattaca (1997) and Idiocracy (2006)
  • William Rudolph (d. 1975), American Academy Award film technician
  • Maya Khabira Rudolph (b. 1972), American actress and comedian
  • Oscar Rudolph (1911-1991), American film and television director, producer and actor
  • Alan Steven Rudolph (b. 1943), American film director and screenwriter
  • Ernest William "Ernie" Rudolph (1909-2003), American Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in seven games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945
  • Brigadier-General Jacob Herman Rudolph (1886-1960), American Commanding General Spokane Air Depot Control Area (1943-1944)
  • Wilma Rudolph (b. 1940), American three-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter at the 1960 Summer Games, the Associated Press Woman Athlete of the Year for 1960 and 1961, inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rudolph Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rudolph 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 13 September 2016 at 09:37.

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