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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



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. 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).
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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 16 January 2017 at 21:46.

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