Origin of the Name Wolf-germany
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Variants of the German name Wolf include Wolfe, Wolff, Woolf, Woolfe, Wulff, Wulf, Wulfen and many others. This name is of very ancient origin in Germany where it is found in a wide number of names as both a prefix and a suffix, such as in the names Rudolf and Adolph. Such was the reverence that the earliest Germanic peoples had for the wolf that the name can be found in such a wide variety of surnames and also in first names such as Wolfgang and Wulfstan. Over the centuries names were changed according to how they sounded and were pronounced with the same name often being both spelled and pronounced differently in neighboring towns and cities. A very early bearer of the name was Tyle Wulf who is recorded as having lived in Treuenbrietzen in the year 1375. A Nivelung Wolf was recorded as being a citizen of Cologne as early as the year 1135. Marie Wulf, (1685–1738), was a Danish preacher of the Pietistic faith. Theodor Wulf, (1868-1946), was a German physicist who was one of the first scientists to detect excess atmospheric radiation. Ernst Wilhelm Wolf, (1735-1792) was a German composer of renown. From Germany the name spread to the rest of Europe and from there to America, Canada, Australia and the new world beyond.
The Wolf-germany coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Wolf-germany descendants.