Wolfrum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Wolfrum family

The surname Wolfrum 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.

Early History of the Wolfrum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolfrum research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1297 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Wolfrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wolfrum Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wolfrum family (pre 1700)

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United States Wolfrum migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wolfrum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Adam Wolfrum, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Wolfrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Wolfrum, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfrum (post 1700) +

  • Chester E. "Chet" Wolfrum (1910-1973), American politician who served in the California State Assembly from 1959 to 1961
  • Rüdiger Wolfrum (b. 1941), German professor of international law at the Heidelberg University Faculty of Law
  • Walter Wolfrum (1923-2010), German World War II fighter ace credited with 137 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross; after the war, he became a successful aerobatics pilot, winning the German Championship in 1962
  • Philipp Wolfrum (1854-1919), German organist, composer, and teacher
  • Walter Wolfrum, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 137 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross


  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)


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