Last name: Wolfe
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I would love to get to the bottom of why I have this last name that is spelt so awkwardly!
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ANDREW WOLFE , LEICESTER, ENGLAND, Would love to find out more about this name ,
Tom Wolfe - Also Leicester!!!!
Ian the Irishman
Plenty of good info on the name Wolfe. It is a actually a 'Germanic' name, and in its variant spellings such as Welf, can harken back to a ruling dynasty in Germany's south from the Rhineland to Bavaria. Frankish, (Germanic speaking people) rulers, according to old Germanic practice, frequently divided their family counties among the sons of a leader upon their death often with slight name changes etc. One of the oldest cities in Germany, Trier has some interesting 'Wolfen' history!
I was always told "Wolfe" was German and Irish
Hi my surnames Wolfe I'm from cambridge UK. :)
I am from Tennessee, I live near the original Cherokee capital in Vonore. I have always been told that my last name was originally spelled Wolf and that my family were Cherokees, part of the ni wa ya (Wolf Clan) but during the Indian Removal Act, they added an E to the end to make it a European spelling and married into "Black Dutch" families (which they attributed to their dark complexion) to avoid being moved out West. But none of my earlier ancestors would admit to having Cherokee blood because of that reason, so it is hard to tell. Would be nice to find out! I know the Beloved Man of the Eastern Band of Cherokee in NC is a Wolfe.
i was looking for some family beacause it seems as if there are not to many wolfes where im from.i live in the U.S. would love to know more of where we came from.
The battle of Hastings was on 1066, you seem to have forgotten the 1. :)
Also from West Virginia. How cool so many in one state
Wolfe, Wolfgang, Wulff, Welfen, etc etc are actually of Germanic origins. A lot of time has gone by since Frankish empire and earlier. Always interesting to read though! All the best...
From Deep Trouble, Alabama, USA...and of German ancestry!!!
I'm from Tennessee and Wolfe is my last name. This is an interesting explanation! Though I have always been told that my family line is English all the way up. Kind of wish the "le" part had stuck around as "Hannah the Wolfe" sounds way cooler haha.