Pálffy ab Erdöd

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Princely arms of the family (hart and wheel)

Pálffy ab Erdöd, also known as Pálffy von Erdöd, Pálffy de Erdöd, or Pálffy of Erdöd, is the name of an Austro-Hungarian noble family of Hungarian descent. Several members of the family held significant positions in the Habsburg Monarchy.

The Hungarian name Pálffy derives from the Latin term Pauli filius (son of Paul), after the first known ancestor of the family.[1][2]

Erdőd is the Hungarian name for Ardud, a town situated in Transylvania.

Notable members[edit]

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  1. ^ Entry Pálffy von Erdöd (1), in Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon (1905) at zeno.org (in German)
  2. ^ Entry Pálffy von Erdöd, in 'Pierer's Universal-Lexikon von 1857', at zeno.org (in German)