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The Birdsong surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places called Vogelsang in Germany.

Birdsong Early Origins



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.

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Birdsong Spelling Variations


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Birdsong Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogelsang, Vogelgesang, Vogelzang and others.

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Birdsong Early History


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Birdsong Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birdsong research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1837, 1793, 1741 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Birdsong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birdsong Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birdsong Early Notables (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...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birdsong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Birdsong Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birdsong 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 December 2013 at 15:12.

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