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The surname Walrath could be of patronymic origin, derived from the name of the father of the original bearer, indicating the "son of Waldrap." The Germanic personal name Waldrap, is a short form of Walraven, a name used mostly among nobles, knights, and patricians. It stems from the Germanic words "wald" meaning "forest" and "rabe" meaning "raven." Alternatively, the surname Walrath can be of locative origin, derived from a geographical feature near where the original bearer once dwelled. In this case the surname Walrath comes from the Germanic "wald" meaning "forest" and the Old Norse "throp" meaning "hamlet or small settlement." Thus the surname may signify "dweller by the forest hamlet."

Walrath Early Origins



The surname Walrath was first found in the Lower Rhineland, where it was a popular name. References to the surname can be found in German documents dating back to the very late 13th and early 14th centuries. Detmar Walraven lived in Lubeck in 1299, and one named Walraf was a city official and resident of Herbertingen in 1345. Gobel Walrave was a resident of the city of Cologne in 1417. Andreas Waldraff resided in Constance in 1580, and in 1582 his name is listed as Andreas Wallraff.

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Walrath Spelling Variations


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Walrath Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waldrep, Waldrip, Waldrop, Waltrap, Waltrip, Waltrup, Walrab, Waldraff, Wallraff, Waldroff, Wohlrab and many more.

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Walrath Early History


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Walrath Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walrath research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1689, 1720, 1724, 1748 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Walrath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walrath Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walrath Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Walrath during this period were Verschliffen Walrabe, who was the Archbishop of Cologne in 1340, and the Wallrave family of Prussia, who...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walrath 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:

Walrath Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gerhardt Walrath, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henrich Conrad Walrath, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Walrath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Walrath, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Walrath Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Walrath, who arrived in Canada in 1839
  • Jacob Walrath, who landed in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walrath (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walrath (post 1700)



  • Rugene Walrath, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1909
  • Patricia A. Walrath, American Democrat politician, Elected Massachusetts State House of Representatives Third Middlesex District 2002
  • Martin Walrath Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1884
  • John I. Walrath, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County, 1845
  • John H. Walrath, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924; Mayor of Syracuse, New York, 1925
  • Jean Walrath, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 41st District, 1944
  • Eugene Walrath, American politician, Mayor of Little Falls, New York, 1906-07
  • David L. Walrath, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 2002, 2004
  • Austin Walrath, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1883-87
  • Alton A. Walrath, American Republican politician, Manufacturer; Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1919-20
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Walrath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walrath 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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