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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, 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 [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)
  • August Wolfram, who arrived in New York in 1837
  • Friederike Wolfram, who arrived in New York in 1850
  • Friederike Wolfram, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [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)
  • David and L. D. Friedrich R. Wolfram, who 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, who 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



  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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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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 28 April 2017 at 20:46.

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