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Voigt Early Origins



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.

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Voigt Spelling Variations


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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.

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Voigt Early History


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Voigt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voigt research. Another 241 words (17 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.

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Voigt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voigt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Voigt 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



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
  • Valentin Voigt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Peter Voigt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Daniel Voigt, who landed in America in 1778
  • Georg Voigt, who landed in America in 1781

Voigt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Engel Voigt, aged 28, landed in America in 1839
  • Adelheid Auguste Emilie Voigt, who landed in America in 1843
  • Elisabeth Voigt, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Adam Voigt, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Heinrich Voigt, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voigt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voigt (post 1700)



  • Susan Voigt, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004
  • Owen Voigt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952, 1956
  • Louis C. Voigt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Kathleen Voigt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Julius G. Voigt, American politician, U.S. Consul in Manila, 1884
  • Herman Voigt, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 7th District, 1905-08
  • George H. Voigt (1859-1934), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1891
  • Edward E. Voigt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924
  • 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
  • Charles F. Voigt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Winnebago County 1st District, 1902
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    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. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Voigt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voigt 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 25 March 2016 at 09:38.

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