Voigt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Voigt family

The surname Voigt was first found in Brandenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. They were first found in Hanover where they became nobles of the St Empire in December 1776.

Early History of the Voigt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voigt research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1791, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Voigt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Voigt Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Voigt include Voigt, Voigtlander, Voigts, Woyte, Voyte, Voite, Voith, Voit, Woit and many more.

Early Notables of the Voigt family (pre 1700)

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United States Voigt migration to the United States +

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Voigt or a variant listed above:

Voigt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Valentin Voigt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Valentin Voigt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Peter Voigt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Daniel Voigt, who landed in America in 1778 [1]
  • Georg Voigt, who landed in America in 1781 [1]
Voigt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Engel Voigt, aged 28, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Adelheid Auguste Emilie Voigt, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Elisabeth Voigt, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Adam Voigt, who arrived in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Heinrich Voigt, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Voigt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marie Therese Voigt, who arrived in Chile in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Voigt (post 1700) +

  • Ellen Bryant Voigt (b. 1943), American poet, finalist for the National Book Award and Kyrie (1995) and for the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Emil Voigt, American winner of a sliver and two bronze Olympic medals for gymnastics at the 1904 games
  • Edwin Edgar Voigt (1892-1977), American Bishop in The Methodist Church
  • Deborah Voigt (b. 1960), American opera singer
  • Julius G. Voigt, American politician, U.S. Consul in Manila, 1884 [2]
  • Herman Voigt, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 7th District, 1905-08 [2]
  • George H. Voigt (1859-1934), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1891 [2]
  • Edward E. Voigt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924 [2]
  • Edward Voigt (1873-1934), American Republican politician, Sheboygan County District Attorney, 1905-11; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1917-27; Circuit Judge in Wisconsin 4th Circuit, 1929-34 [2]
  • Charles F. Voigt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Winnebago County 1st District, 1902 [2]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Karl Voigt (1917-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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