Follmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Follmer family

The surname Follmer was first found in Bavaria, where the name Vollman was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Follmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Follmer research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Follmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Follmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vollman, Vollmar, Volmar, Follemans, Veulemans, Valman, Vellmen and many more.

Early Notables of the Follmer family (pre 1700)

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Follmer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Follmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Agnes Follmer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Anna Margaretha Follmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Jacob Follmer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • George Jacob Follmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Eberhart Follmer, who settled in South Carolina in 1794
Follmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Follmer, who settled in Baltimore in 1828

Contemporary Notables of the name Follmer (post 1700)

  • J. Rowland Follmer, American Democrat politician, Chair of Columbia County Democratic Party, 1927 [2]
  • Frederick Voris Follmer (b. 1885), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1935-46 [2]
  • Cyrus B. Follmer, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Lyon, 1924; Tallinn, 1926; Berlin, 1929-38 [2]
  • Frederick Voris Follmer (1885-1971), United States federal judge
  • George Follmer (b. 1934), retired American race car driver
  • Klaus Follmer (b. 1952), German professional footballer
  • Hans Föllmer (b. 1941), German mathematician

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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, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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