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Multiple Origins for the Surname Volker



The ancient and distinguished German surname Volker is derived from the Germanic personal name "Volkher," which is composed of the elements "volk," meaning "people," and "her," meaning "army." The name was popular during the early Middle Ages due to the famous Austrian epic poem "Nibelungenlied," which featured a character called "Volker the Fiddler." Both the surname and the given name could be found in many areas of Germany under a number of spelling variations.

Volker Early Origins



The surname Volker was first found in the south, near the border of Austria, where the fame of the "Niebelungenlied" first reached Germany. The first recorded bearer of the surname was Conrad filius ("son of") Volkardi, who was living near Tuttlingen, Swabia in 1280. The young Volker family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Volker Spelling Variations


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Volker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Volker, Voelker, Völker, Volkert, Folkart, Foutch, Folk, Volk, Folkerth, Fulchard, Volhard, Volchert, Folgert, Vollert and many more.

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Volker Early History


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Volker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Volker research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1331, 1383, 1434, 1626, 1677, 1761, 1767, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Volker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Volker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Volker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Volker 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:

Volker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Volker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748

Volker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Volker, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Johann Georg Volker, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Nicolas Volker, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Joh Bern Heinr Volker, who arrived in West Indies in 1833
  • Adam Volker, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Volker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Volker, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Volker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Volker (post 1700)



  • Sanford Volker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 87th District, 1964, 1966
  • Julius J. Volker, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1945-66 (Erie County 7th District 1945-65, 162nd District 1966); Defeated, 1966
  • Dale M. Volker, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly 148th District, 1973-74; Member of New York State Senate, 1975-91
  • Sandra Völker (b. 1974), German freestyle and backstroke swimmer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    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. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Volker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Volker 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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