Origins Available: English
The surname Wolle and its many variants are derived from terms relating to the medieval wool industry. The names were inspired by jobs such as cleaning and beating the wool, weaving the wool, and selling the wool.
Early Origins of the Wolle family
The surname Wolle was first found in Cologne, where the name Wollemenger was recorded in 1180. Variants of the name, however, sprouted up in many areas of Germany
in the 13th and 14th centuries. Gernodus Wolnslehner was residing in the Frankonia region in 1278. Heimisch dictus Wollere was an assessor and resident in Worrstadt, in the Rhine-Hesse area, in 1318. There was a Wollenwiger in Mainz in 1327, a Conrad Woller in Brünn in 1348, a Cuontz Wolenber in 1350 in Stuttgart, and a Conrad Wulleboghe in Hanover in 1367.
Early History of the Wolle family
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Wolle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Woll, Wollen, Woller, Wollner, Wöllner, Wollmann, Wollensack, Wollenweber, Wollweber, Wullenweber, Wüllner, Wollenschläger, Wollschläger, Wollenbär and many more.
Early Notables of the Wolle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wolle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wolle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs Fried Wolle, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1893
- Lauretz Wolle, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
Wolle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lewis Wolle, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1903
- Gregor Wolle, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, in 1903
- Oscar Wolle, who landed in America, in 1906
- Mana Wolle, aged 44, who emigrated to America, in 1909
- Helen S. Wolle, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolle (post 1700)
- Muriel Sibell Wolle (1898-1977), American artist
- Charles Robert Wolle (b. 1935), American jurist from Iowa; federal judge on the U. S. District Court
- Gertrud Wolle (1891-1952), German film actress