Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants in Pennsylvania

Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants in Pennsylvania. This is one title that just about says it all. Of course, the expanded title page gives even greater clarity as to the origin of these names:

A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776,

with a

Statement of the names of Ships, whence they sailed, and the data of their arrival in Philadelphia,

Chronologically Arranged, Together with the Necessary Historical and other Notes,


An Appendix containing Lists of more than one thousand German and French Names in New York prior to 1712


Prof. I. Daniel Rupp,

Reprint of the Second Revised and Enlarged Edition with an Added Index


This book has been reprinted many times from 1876 second edition, including the 1931 third-edition index. The latest reprint comes from 2006. In his own words, Rupp makes clear what the genealogical value of this book:

“It has been truthfully said: ‘That comparatively few of the living millions in the United States can tell when their forefathers came to this country.’ by the aid of this Collection, thousands of the descendants of early immigrants, can with certainty, determine the year of the arrival of their progenitors.”

Nearly 140 years have passed since Rupp made this statement. The number of descendants of these immigrants has surely grown to number in the tens of thousands; maybe, even the millions. This book can help researchers link their ancestors to their Old World origins. The Introduction, the Prolegomena, the brief on names, and notes throughout the book appear in both English and German. As the title states, names are arranged chronologically by date of arrival, listed by ship. This book makes an excellent addition to society and genealogical libraries, as well as to personal libraries for researchers who know of their Pennsylvanian-European family origins.



General Introduction


Names of German, Swiss and other Immigrants



  1. Names of first settlers at Germantown and vicinity, from 1683 to 1710
  2. Names of early settlers of Berks and Montgomery Counties, originally Philadelphia, County, &c., &c.
  3. Swiss and German settlers in Lancaster county, from 1709 to 1730
  4. Names, age and occupation of those, who accompanied Rev. Joshua Kocherthal, &c. &c.
  5. Names and ages of the heads of families remaining in the City of New York, 1710
  6. Names and ages of male children, apprenticed by Governor Hunter, 1710 to 1714
  7. Names of male Palatines, above twenty-one years old, in Livingston Manor, N. Y., &c.
  8. Names of the first Palatines in North Carolina, as early as 1709 and 1710
  9. Names of males, Salzburgers, settled in Georgia, 1734 to 1741
  10. .
  11. German settlement in North Carolina, 1709, 1710
  12. Germanna
  13. Names of males at New Rochelle in 1710
  14. Names of early settlers in Tulpehocken, Berks and Lebanon Counties
  15. List of members of the German Reformed Church, between 1735 and 1755
  16. Four Hundred and sixty-five names of German, Dutch and French inhabitants of Philad’s Co., &c., &c.

Interpretation of Names

Index by Ernest Wecken

Index to Ships


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