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Sommerfeldt Early Origins



The surname Sommerfeldt was first found in 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.

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Sommerfeldt Spelling Variations


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Sommerfeldt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sommerfeld, Sommerfeldt, Summerfield, Sommerfield, Sommerfelder and many more.

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Sommerfeldt Early History


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Sommerfeldt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sommerfeldt research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1676, 1652 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Sommerfeldt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sommerfeldt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sommerfeldt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sommerfeldt 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 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Sommerfeldt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sommerfeldt (post 1700)



  • René Sommerfeldt (b. 1974), German three-time silver and two-times bronze medalist cross-country skier
  • Christian Sommerfeldt (1746-1811), Norwegian geographer and civil servant
  • Gunnar Sommerfeldt (1890-1947), Danish actor and film maker

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Sommerfeldt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sommerfeldt 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 31 January 2014 at 20:40.

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