Vogel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Vogel is a name that originated in Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Thuringia was a kingdom of the Germanic Hermunderen, but the land was conquered by the Franks and the Saxons in the mid-6th century. Thuringia was brought under the rule of Franconian counts by Charles Martel and Charlemagne founded the Thuringian Mark in 804 as a defensive region against the Slavs. In the late 15th century, Thuringia was divided into four main principalities: Sachsen-Weimar, Sachsen-Altenburg, Sachsen-Coburg, and Sachsen-Meiningen. Thuringia retained its independent status until it became a part of the German Empire after the Unification of 1871.

Early Origins of the Vogel family

The surname Vogel was first found in Thuringia, in the south-eastern part of Saxony, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The family can be traced as far back as the year 1544, when Heinrich Vogel the Elder founded a branch of the family in the Duchy of Gotha.

Important Dates for the Vogel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vogel research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1749, 1781, 1790, 1814, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Vogel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vogel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogel, Voegel, Vogele, Voegele, Voegelein, Vagel (northern Germany), Vogeler, Vogler, Voegler, Voegeler, Vogl (Austria), Vageler (northern Germany), Fogel, Fogeler, Vakel, Vogal, Vogels, Vogall and many more.

Early Notables of the Vogel family (pre 1700)

Notable members of the surname Vogel in this period were Joseph Anton Vogl, a noted physician in Pusterthals who was ennobled in 1781 for his outstanding accomplishments. He brought...
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Vogel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vogel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Vogel, who immigrated to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and three children
  • Spavger Jochem Vogel, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Georg Vogel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Philip Freiderich Vogel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Phillip Vogel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Vogel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Fraugott Vogel, who arrived in New York in 1803 [1]
  • Burkh F Vogel, aged 23, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Benjamin Vogel, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • Marg Vogel, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Georg Friedrich Vogel, who arrived in North America in 1835 [1]
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Vogel migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Vogel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Vogel, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

Contemporary Notables of the name Vogel (post 1700)

  • Carl M. Vogel (1955-2016), American politician, Member of the Missouri Senate (2003-2011)
  • Steven Vogel (1940-2015), American biologist, James B. Duke professor in the Department of Biology at Duke University
  • Herbert Vogel (1922-2012), American art collector
  • Paula Vogel (b. 1951), American playwright and university professor awarded the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Helen Dollaghan Vogel, American author and the Denver Post's food editor from 1958-1993
  • Elmer Henry Vogel, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1938 [2]
  • Diane Susan Vogel, American politician, Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1996; Natural Law Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2000 [2]
  • Dean E. Vogel, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012 [2]
  • Charles J. Vogel, American Democrat politician, North Dakota Democratic State Chair, 1939; Member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1939-40; Candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1940 [2]
  • Bernard W. Vogel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Middlesex County, 1949-55 [2]
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Vogel family

Bismarck
  • Paul Vogel (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Hans Vogel (1911-1941), German Obermaschinist who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Erich Vogel (1917-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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