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Soffe Early Origins



The surname Soffe was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Soffe Spelling Variations


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Soffe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Saffe, Saffae, Safe, Saffes, Saeffe, Saeffes, Seaffe, Seafe, Saff and many more.

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Soffe Early History


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Soffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Soffe research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1781 and 1863 are included under the topic Early Soffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Soffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Soffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Soffe 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:

Soffe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Soffe, who arrived in America in 1804
  • John Soffe, who landed in America in 1804

Soffe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sydney Soffe, aged 35, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873
  • Harriet Soffe, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873
  • Alice Soffe arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873
  • John N. Soffe, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Joseph Soffe, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Soffe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Soffe (post 1700)



  • Vaughn C. Soffe, American politician, Mayor of Murray, Utah, 1971-77

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Soffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Soffe 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 28 January 2016 at 14:10.

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