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De Wolf Name Meaning

Dutch; Flemish (also Dewolf): from wolf ‘wolf’ with the definite article de ‘the’ applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a wolf and possibly named something like De Hongerige Wolf ‘The Hungry Wolf’ or as a nickname for someone considered to behave or look like a wolf. Compare Wolf .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wolf, De Rolf, De Valk, De Wolfe, De Wulf, De Loof, Dempewolf

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You can see how De Wolf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Wolf family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most De Wolf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 De Wolf families living in Illinois. This was about 14% of all the recorded De Wolf's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of De Wolf families in 1880.
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Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, De Wolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for De Wolf in 1967 was 89, and 85 in 2003.

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