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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.
Early Origins of the Foutch family
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.
Early History of the Foutch family
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Foutch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Volker, Voelker, Völker, Volkert, Folkart, Foutch, Folk, Volk, Folkerth, Fulchard, Volhard, Volchert, Folgert, Vollert and many more.
Early Notables of the Foutch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foutch family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html