Vaught History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Vaught family
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.
Early History of the Vaught family
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Vaught Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogt, Voget, Voit, Voigt,Voight,Voigh, Vogtlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Vaught family (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...
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In the United States, the name Vaught is the 3,235th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Migration of the Vaught family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vaught (post 1700) +
- Sondra Vaught, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004 
- Miles P. Vaught, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Dayton, Kentucky, 1974-78 
- L. F. Vaught, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1952 
- Jethro S. Vaught, American Democratic Party 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 
- Allen Vaught, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 107th District; Elected 2006, 2008; Defeated, 2010 
- 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
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- My Folks: Pritchard, Vaught, Beasley, Sargent by Thelma Sargent.