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The Vogelgesang surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places called Vogelsang in Germany.

Vogelgesang Early Origins



The surname Vogelgesang was first found in Pomerania, where the name acquired a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates in Prussia, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Vogelgesang Spelling Variations


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Vogelgesang Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogelsang, Vogelgesang, Vogelzang and others.

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Vogelgesang Early History


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Vogelgesang Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vogelgesang research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1837, 1793, 1741 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Vogelgesang History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vogelgesang Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vogelgesang Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Vogelgesang at this time were Johann Lucas Vogelsang, a general of the Hessian army at Darmstadt, who was ennobled in 1741; as well as...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vogelgesang 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:

Vogelgesang Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Vogelgesang, who came to Philadelphia in 1741
  • Johan Nickel Vogelgesang, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Nickol Vogelgesang, who came to Philadelphia in 1750
  • Johan Philip Vogelgesang, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Anna Appolonia Gentes Vogelgesang, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vogelgesang (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vogelgesang (post 1700)



  • Sandra Louise Vogelgesang (b. 1942), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1994-97
  • I. J. Vogelgesang, American Democrat politician, Chair of Daviess County Democratic Party, 1903
  • Sandra Louise Vogelgesang (b. 1942), American diplomat and foreign services officer, United States Ambassador to Nepal (1994-1997)
  • Rear Admiral Carl Theodore Vogelgesang (1869-1927), United States Navy officer, Navy Cross recipient and eponym of the USS Vogelgesang (DE-284), a destroyer escort and USS Vogelgesang (DD-862), a destroyer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vogelgesang Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vogelgesang 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 1 December 2016 at 19:33.

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