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Multiple Origins for the Surname Vaught


German


The surname Vaught originates in the Latin form "vocatus" or "advocatus"and referred to someone who appeared in court on another's behalf. As a surname, Vaught is an occupational hereditary surname for a bailiff or overseer of a nobleman's estate.

Vaught Early Origins



The surname Vaught was first found in central Germany, including Bavaria, Franconia, Hessen, and the Paltinate, where the name 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. The oldest recorded individual of the many branches of this family was Johann Vogt von Hunolstein, who lived around 1080 and brought the family to the Rhine valley. There, the family's castle Hunolstein (four miles from Trier) prospered until 1523, when Franz von Sickingen laid the castle to ruins in his feud against the princes of Trier. They then moved into Lorraine where they eventually became counts. The other branches of Franconia and Hessen had divided off even before the 10th century.

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Vaught Spelling Variations


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Vaught Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogt, Voget, Voit, Voigt,Voight,Voigh, Vogtlin and many more.

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Vaught Early History


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Vaught Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaught research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1672, 1674, 1694, and 1697 are included under the topic Early Vaught History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vaught Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vaught Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Vaught in this period include Baron Valentin Vogt von Salzburg, the Lord of Eichenhausen, Querbach, and Duerrnhof, who was first Privy Councillor to the Prince of Brandenburg, high administrator to the cities Uffenheim, Mainbernheim, Castell, and others, as...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vaught Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann, Daniel, and Abraham Vogt, all of whom came to America in 1709 with their wives and families. They were the first of over one hundred bearers of this name to arrive in America throughout the next two centuries. Andreas, Caspar, and Catherina came in 1733.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vaught (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vaught (post 1700)



  • DeAnn Kay Vaught (b. 1969), American farmer and politician, Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2015-)
  • B. C. Vaught, American musician, known for his work with Hed PE, an American rapcore band
  • Robert Lawson Vaught (1926-2002), American mathematician at the University of Berkeley, one of the founders of model theory
  • John Howard "Johnny" Vaught (1909-2006), American college head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 1947 to 1970 and again in 1973
  • James B. Vaught (1926-2013), United States Army General, combat veteran of three wars
  • Loy Stephen Vaught (b. 1967), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Jethro S. Vaught, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1928
  • Ed S. Vaught, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924
  • E. R. Vaught, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • DeSota Vaught (d. 1998), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 83rd District, 1973; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1980
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Vaught


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Suggested Readings for the name Vaught



  • My Folks: Pritchard, Vaught, Beasley, Sargent by Thelma Sargent.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Vaught Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vaught 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.

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