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Where did the German Vocke family come from? What is the German Vocke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vocke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vocke family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vorchtel, Vörchtel, Vorchdorfer, Vocktel, Vockel, Vechtel, Vechten, Förchtl, Virgil, Virtual, Virchel and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the name Vorchtel was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vocke research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1749 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Vocke History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Vocke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vocke Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Vocke Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Vocke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vocke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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