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Where did the German Voigtlander family come from? What is the German Voigtlander family crest and coat of arms? When did the Voigtlander family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Voigtlander family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Voigt, Voigtlander, Voigts, Woyte, Voyte, Voite, Voith, Voit, Woit and many more.

First found in Brandenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. They were first found in Hanover where they became nobles of the St Empire in December 1776.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voigtlander research. Another 241 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1791, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Voigtlander History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Voigtlander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Voigtlander Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Walter Voigtlander, who settled in Detroit in 1886

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  10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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The Voigtlander Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voigtlander 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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