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The origins of the German surname Unruh can be traced back to the northwestern region of Pomerania. It is likely that the name is derived from the name of the place where the original bearer lived or held land; thus, Unruh would indicate "one who came from Unrow," a village on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is also possible that the surname Unruh is of nickname origin, deriving its meaning from the Middle High German word "unruowe," which indicates "restless or quarrelsome person."[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks Patricia, Flavia Hodges, Mills A.D., Room Adrian, The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7)


Unruh Early Origins



The surname Unruh was first found in Weissensee, where Conrad Unrowe was recorded to be living in 1233.

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Unruh Spelling Variations


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Unruh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Unruh, Unrow, Unrowe, Unru, von Unruh and others.

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Unruh Early History


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Unruh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Unruh research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1233, 1390, 1368, 1768, 1835, 1806 and 1886 are included under the topic Early Unruh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Unruh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Unruh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Unruh 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:

Unruh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Unruh, who came to New York in 1873
  • Agnethe Unruh, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1873
  • Aganata Unruh, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Agneta Unruh, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Adam Unruh, aged 15, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Unruh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Unruh, who came from Hamburg to Quebec in 1874
  • Willhelm Unruh, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Abraham Unruh, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Unruh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Unruh (post 1700)



  • Jack Unruh (1935-2016), American multiple award winning commercial illustrator
  • Leslee Unruh, American activist
  • Jodi Unruh (b. 1965), American news anchor
  • Kendal Unruh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008, 2012 (alternate)
  • Jesse Marvin Unruh (1922-1987), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1955-70; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1962-68; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956
  • Jerry Unruh, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, 2012
  • Cliff Unruh, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 20th District, 1998
  • Charles F. Unruh, American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1950
  • Jesse Unruh (1922-1987), American Speaker of California State Assembly
  • N.U. Unruh (b. 1957), German musician
  • ... (Another 3 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



  1. ^ Hanks Patricia, Flavia Hodges, Mills A.D., Room Adrian, The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Unruh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Unruh 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.

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