The name is derived from the Old English word "Wulfrun."
Early Origins of the Wolfrim family
The surname Wolfrim 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
Early History of the Wolfrim family
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Wolfrim Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wolfram, Wolfrum, Woulfram, Wolfroun, Wolfroum and others.
Early Notables of the Wolfrim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wolfrim family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Wolfram, who was naturalized in Allegheny Co. PA in 1880; as well as John Arnold Wolfram, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1856..