× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


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

Vogt Early Origins



The surname Vogt 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.

Close

Vogt Spelling Variations


Expand

Vogt Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Vogt include Vogt, Voget, Voit, Voigt,Voight,Voigh, Vogtlin and many more.

Close

Vogt Early History


Expand

Vogt Early History



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

Close

Vogt Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Vogt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Vogt 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 Vogt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Vogt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann, Daniel, and Abraham Vogt, all of whom came to America in 1709 with their wives and families
  • Daniel Vogt, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Henrig Vogt, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Joh Vogt, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Simon Vogt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vogt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Vogt, aged 34, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Bern Heinr Vogt, who arrived in America in 1836
  • Robert Vogt, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Karl August Vogt, aged 16, landed in America in 1844
  • Joseph Vogt, who arrived in New York in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vogt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Willhelm Vogt, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Abraham Vogt, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

Vogt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Vogt (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Vogt (post 1700)



  • Vernon C. Vogt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Waukesha County 1st District, 1948
  • Marie Vogt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1972
  • Margaret Vogt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956 (alternate), 1960
  • Linda Vogt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1998; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2000
  • Hugo Vogt, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1900
  • Herbert J. Vogt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Arizona State Treasurer, 1974
  • Henry C. Vogt, American politician, Mayor of St. Charles, Missouri, 1953-57, 1965-67
  • Henry Vogt, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Frank H. Vogt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 4th District, 1894
  • Charles Vogt Jr., American politician, Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 1st District; Elected 1948
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Vogt Historic Events


Expand

Vogt Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Ronald Matthew Vogt (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Vogt


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name Vogt



  • The Astronom's Passengers: The Vogt Family in Southern Illinois by Ann L. Nilsson.

Close

Vogt Family Crest Products


Expand

Vogt Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vogt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vogt 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 8 November 2016 at 20:29.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest