Von unruh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the German surname Von 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, Von unruh would indicate "one who came from Unrow," a village on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is also possible that the surname Von unruh is of nickname origin, deriving its meaning from the Middle High German word "unruowe," which indicates "restless or quarrelsome person."[1]

Early Origins of the Von unruh family

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

Early History of the Von unruh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Von unruh research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1233, 1390, 1368, 1768, 1835, 1806 and 1886 are included under the topic Early Von unruh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Von unruh Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Von unruh family (pre 1700)

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United States Von unruh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Von unruh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Richard von Unruh, aged 47, originally from Berlin, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Hamburg" from Genoa, Italy [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Von unruh (post 1700) +

  • Fritz von Unruh (1885-1970), German dramatic poet, playwright and novelist
  • Walter von Unruh (1877-1956), Prussian General during World War II, recipient of Pour le Mérite
  • Hans Victor von Unruh (1806-1886), Prussian civil servant and politician, President of the Prussian National Assembly in 1848

  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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFDR-86T : 6 December 2014), Richard von Unruh, 08 Nov 1906; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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