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

Wolfrum Early Origins



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.

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Wolfrum Spelling Variations


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Wolfrum Spelling Variations



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

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Wolfrum Early History


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Wolfrum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolfrum research. Another 179 words (13 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.

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Wolfrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolfrum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wolfrum 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:

Wolfrum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Adam Wolfrum, who arrived in America in 1783

Wolfrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wolfrum, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfrum (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Wolfrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolfrum 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 23 July 2014 at 08:03.

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