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Folkert is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Folkert is a name that comes from the medieval given name Folchard. This Norman name is of Germanic origin, and is composed of the elements folk, which means people, and hard, which means brave, strong, or hardy. In the 12th century, the name Folkert continued to be used as a first name in the areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Folkert Early Origins



The surname Folkert was first found in Devon, where they settled after 1066. Radulfus Fochart was registered in Normandy in 1198.

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Folkert Spelling Variations


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Folkert Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Folkard, Fokard, Folkart, Folkert, Foucard and many more.

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Folkert Early History


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Folkert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Folkert research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1218, 1273, 1294, 1327, 1458, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Folkert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Folkert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Folkert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Folkert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Folkert In Ireland


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Folkert In Ireland



Some of the Folkert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Folkert or a variant listed above were:

Folkert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Folkert sailed to Maryland in 1819
  • Martin Folkert, who landed in Maryland in 1819
  • Peter Folkert sailed to Maryland in 1825
  • Peter Folkert, who arrived in Maryland in 1825

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Contemporary Notables of the name Folkert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Folkert (post 1700)



  • Marvin J. Folkert, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1951, 1953

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Folkert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Folkert 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 2 November 2015 at 11:04.

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