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Early Origins of the Volkert family

The surname Volkert was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the E.E.C. Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Volkert family

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Volkert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Volkershoven, Volker, Volka, Volckershoven, Volkershollen, Volkershuisen, Wolkshoven, Wolishofen, Folkhoven and many more.

Early Notables of the Volkert family

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Volkert Ranking

In the United States, the name Volkert is the 13,614th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Volkert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Volkert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Volkert, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Carolina in 1738
  • Joseph Volkert, who landed in Carolina in 1738 [2]
  • Bartholomaeus Volkert, who settled in America in 1775
Volkert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Heinr Volkert, who landed in America in 1846 [2]
  • Christopher Volkert, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850
  • Frederick Volkert, who settled in St. Clair Co., IL in 1860
  • Frederick Volkert, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1860 [2]
  • Anthony Volkert, who arrived in Ohio sometime between 1864 and 1876
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Contemporary Notables of the name Volkert (post 1700) +

  • Edward Charles Volkert (1871-1935), American Impressionist artist
  • Georg 'Schorsch' Volkert (1945-2020), German footballer who played from 1965 to 1981 including the Germany National Team (1968-1977)
  • Merl Volkert (b. 1940), retired German racing driver
  • Stephan Volkert (b. 1971), retired German rower
  • Werner Volkert (b. 1911), German painter and professor at an art academy
  • Volkert Petrus Douw (1720-1801), American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1761-70; Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1785-93
  • Volkert Jacob Nobel, Dutch journalist
  • Volkert Veeder, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1783-86, 1787-90; Delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Montgomery County, 1788; Presidential Elector for New York, 1792 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook