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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 Fogelman family
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.
Early History of the Fogelman family
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Fogelman 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 Fogelman family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Fogelman 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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Migration of the Fogelman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Vogel, who immigrated to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and three children. Michael Vogel came in 1744 with his wife Maria Margareta and their son. Andreas and Ludwig Vogel both came to Texas in the 1840s with their wives and families. Christian Emmanuel Vogele came to Philadelphia in 1802.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fogelman (post 1700)
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