Early Origins of the Somerfelt family
Silesia, where the name, belonging to one of the oldest classes of Silesian nobles, was associated with the tribal conflicts of the area since 1294. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. In 1294 they gave their name to a castle and a village near Crossen. The family had their seat in 1541 at Drewitz, in 1545 at Temnitz near Frankenstein, and 1785 in Jacobsdorf.
Early History of the Somerfelt family
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Somerfelt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sommerfeld, Sommerfeldt, Summerfield, Sommerfield, Sommerfelder and many more.
Early Notables of the Somerfelt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Somerfelt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Sommerfelt, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1792. Anna and W. Sommerfeld both came to Texas in 1860; while Jacob, Mathilda, and Wilhelmina Sommerfeld came to New York State in 1898..
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