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The name is derived from the Old English word "Wulfrun."

Wolfram Early Origins



The surname Wolfram was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1130 in Lancashire, and then in -1209, when Ralph Wilfrum was recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Norfolk.

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Wolfram Spelling Variations


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Wolfram Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolfram, Wolfrum, Woulfram, Wolfroun, Wolfroum and others.

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Wolfram Early History


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Wolfram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolfram research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1297 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Wolfram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wolfram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolfram Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wolfram 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:

Wolfram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam, Philipp, August, and Theodor Wolfram, who settled in North America after having served with the British as mercenary soldiers during the American Revolution

Wolfram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aug Wolfram, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • August Wolfram arrived in New York in 1837
  • Friederike Wolfram arrived in New York in 1850
  • Friederike Wolfram, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • David and L. D. Friedrich R. Wolfram arrived in New York in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wolfram Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aloisia Wolfram arrived in New York in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfram (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfram (post 1700)



  • Stephen Wolfram (b. 1959), English-born American computer businessman and physicist
  • Mark Wolfram, American composer, arranger, orchestrator and musician
  • Karl Wolfram, opera baritone (1937-1956)
  • Hans Egon Wolfram (1905-1942), novelist
  • Richard Wolfram (b. 1901), folklorist
  • Aurel Wolfram (1896-1949), patron and editor
  • Elise Wolfram (b. 1868), writer
  • Wilhelm Wolfram (1860-1920), pioneering cinema showman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Wolfram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolfram 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 20 December 2013 at 14:39.

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