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The ancient and distinguished German surname Foutch is derived from the Germanic personal name "Volkher," which is composed of the elements "volk," meaning "people," and "her," meaning "army." The name was popular during the early Middle Ages due to the famous Austrian epic poem "Nibelungenlied," which featured a character called "Volker the Fiddler." Both the surname and the given name could be found in many areas of Germany under a number of spelling variations.

Foutch Early Origins



The surname Foutch was first found in the south, near the border of Austria, where the fame of the "Niebelungenlied" first reached Germany. The first recorded bearer of the surname was Conrad filius ("son of") Volkardi, who was living near Tuttlingen, Swabia in 1280. The young Foutch family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Foutch Spelling Variations


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Foutch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Volker, Voelker, Völker, Volkert, Folkart, Foutch, Folk, Volk, Folkerth, Fulchard, Volhard, Volchert, Folgert, Vollert and many more.

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Foutch Early History


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Foutch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foutch research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1331, 1383, 1434, 1626, 1677, 1761, 1767, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Foutch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foutch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foutch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foutch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Volkert, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Carolina in 1738; Andrew Volker, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1751; Adam Volker, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foutch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foutch (post 1700)



  • McAllen Foutch, American Democrat politician, Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1949-53; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Foutch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foutch 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 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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