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Volk is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Norman personal name Fulco. The line of this name descends from the noble house of Fulco Nerra, who held the title of Count of Anjou, Normandy.

Volk Early Origins



The surname Volk was first found in Norfolk where they were granted lands by William de Warrene and were conjecturally descended from Fulco Nerra, the Count of Anjou.

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Volk Spelling Variations


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Volk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Volk have been found, including Folke, Folk, Folkes, Fulke, Fooke, Fooks, Foolk, Fowke and many more.

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Volk Early History


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Volk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Volk research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1685, 1596, 1662, 1644, 1652, 1638, 1710, 1690 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Volk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Volk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Volk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Ffolkes; John Fowke ( c. 1596-1662), an English merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in 1644 and Lord Mayor of...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Volk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Volk In Ireland


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Volk In Ireland



Some of the Volk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Volk were among those contributors:

Volk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Volk arrived in New York in 1709 with his wife and child
  • Gottlieb Volk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Wilhelm Volk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Volk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Jurg Volk, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Volk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eberhart Volk, who landed in America in 1831
  • Nicholas Volk, aged 32, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1842
  • Bern Volk, who landed in America in 1847
  • Maria Volk, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • George William Volk, who arrived in Texas in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Volk Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Christian Volk, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Dorothea Volk, aged 23, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johann Volk, aged 27, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Joseph Volk, aged 20, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Mathias Volk, aged 2, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Volk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Volk (post 1700)



  • Lester David Volk (1884-1962), American Republican politician, Physician; Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1913
  • John J. Volk, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1906-08
  • Herman Volk, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 16th District, 1920, 1922, 1923; Candidate for New York State Senate 18th District, 1924
  • David Volk, American Republican politician, South Dakota State Treasurer, 1973-91; Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1988
  • Anthony J. Volk, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1912; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932

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Suggested Readings for the name Volk


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Suggested Readings for the name Volk



  • The Volk Family, 1700-1972 From Pfullingen, Wurttenberg, Germany by Bernice Close Shackelton.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Qui sera sera
Motto Translation: Whatever will be.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    11. ...

    The Volk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Volk 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 October 2015 at 14:03.

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