Katharina Barbara Wolf

Brief Life History of Katharina Barbara

When Katharina Barbara Wolf was born on 19 May 1822, in Ernsthofen, Dieburg, Grand Duchy of Hesse, her father, Johannes Wolf, was 29 and her mother, Elisabeth Katharina Delp, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter with Ludwig Leckhaupt.

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Family Time Line

Ludwig Leckhaupt
1822–
Katharina Barbara Wolf
1822–
Elisabetha Christina Leckhaupt
1853–

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  • Wolff in entry for Heinrich Wilhelm Huthmann and Elisabetha Christina Leckhaupt, "Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875"

Name Meaning

German, English, Dutch, and Danish: from a short form of the various ancient Germanic compound names with the first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in ancient Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. The surname of German origin is also found in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia, often as a German translation of local equivalents. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Farkas , Czech and Slovak Vlk , Slovenian Volk , Ukrainian and Slovenian Vovk , Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Vuk , and also Czech, Slovenian, Croatian, Slovak, and Hungarian Volf . In part, this is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ). Compare De Wolf , Wolfe , Wolff , Woolf , Woulfe , and Wulf .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, which is associated with the Hebrew personal name Binyamin (see Benjamin ). This association stems from Jacob's dying words ‘Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil’ (Genesis 49:27). Compare Volf .

Irish: variant of Woulfe .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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