Birdsong History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Birdsong surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places called Vogelsang in Germany.
Early Origins of the Birdsong family
The surname Birdsong was first found in Pomerania, where the name acquired a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates in Prussia, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Birdsong family
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Birdsong Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogelsang, Vogelgesang, Vogelzang and others.
Early Notables of the Birdsong family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the name Birdsong at this time were Johann Lucas Vogelsang, a general of the Hessian army at Darmstadt, who was ennobled in 1741; as well as...
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In the United States, the name Birdsong is the 5,376th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Birdsong family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Vogelgesang, who came to Philadelphia in 1741; Johann Nickol Vogelgesang, who came to Philadelphia in 1750; Johann Vogelsang, who came to Winterhill, Massachusetts in 1777.