The distinguished surname Vondegrift was first found in Switzerland.
Early Origins of the Vondegrift family
The surname Vondegrift was first found in Switzerland
, where the family contributed to the development of the region. They became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Vondegrift family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vondegrift research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1769, 1807, 1485, 1527, 1599, 1664, 1611, 1678, 1671, 1719, 1841, 1826, 1815 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Vondegrift History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vondegrift Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Graf, Grafe,Graef, Graff, Graffen, Graffin, Grafen, Grafin, Grav, Graaf and many more.
Early Notables of the Vondegrift family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Vondegrift were Urs Graf (1485-1527), Swiss engraver and goldsmith, influenced by Albrecht Duerer; Cornelis de Graeff (1599-1664), Mayor of Amsterdam; Free Imperial Knight Andries de Graeff (1611-1678), Mayor of Amsterdam; Cornelis de Graeff (1671-1719), Dutch Canon of St. Pieter at... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vondegrift Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vondegrift family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Leonhardt Graf, who, with his wife and five children, came to America in 1709. He was bearers of the name Graf to emigrate to the New World. Georg Graf arrived in Pennsylvania between 1743-1746.