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Voelker Early Origins



The surname Voelker was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the E.E. C. Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Voelker Spelling Variations


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Voelker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Volkershoven, Volker, Volka, Volckershoven, Volkershollen, Volkershuisen, Wolkshoven, Wolishofen, Folkhoven and many more.

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Voelker Early History


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Voelker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voelker research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1792 is included under the topic Early Voelker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Voelker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voelker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Voelker 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 were:

Voelker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Voelker, who landed in Mississippi in 1844
  • Anna Barbara Voelker, who settled in North America in 1847
  • Leopold Voelker, who arrived in Iowa in 1850
  • Theodore O Voelker, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855
  • Cath Voelker, who settled in New York, NY in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Voelker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christian Voelker, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Edmund Voelker, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Charles Voelker, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Amandus Voelker, aged 35, who landed in America from Meissen, Germany, in 1911
  • Clovis Voelker, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Voelker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Voelker, who came to Newfoundland in 1777 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voelker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voelker (post 1700)



  • Paul F. Voelker (b. 1875), American Democrat politician, Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1933-35
  • Joseph Voelker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1944, 1948
  • John Donaldson Voelker (1903-1991), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937-39; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956
  • John Voelker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Frank Voelker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944
  • Charlie Voelker, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 46th District, 2008
  • Christopher Voelker (b. 1961), American freelance studio photographer
  • Bobby Voelker (b. 1979), American professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • John D. Voelker (1903-1991), American attorney, judge, and writer best known as the author of the novel, Anatomy of a Murder published in 1958
  • Elke Voelker (b. 1968), German organist, church musician and musicologist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Voelker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voelker 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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