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The surname Voll appears to be of patronymic origin, that is, a surname derived from the first name of the father or other ancestor of the eponymous bearer. It is based on the Germanic personal name Volz, which was very popular in former times, and simply means "son or descendant of Volz or Folz." Its etymology may be traced to the German word "volk," meaning "people," or "folk." Like many of the old Germanic personal names, its exact significance as a name is unclear; however, it was often used as an element in a compound name such as Vol(k)mar, or Vollbert.

Voll Early Origins



The surname Voll was first found in the regions of the Rhineland-Palatinate and also further south to the area near Wurttemberg, where the ancestors of those bearing the name Voll contributed to the feudal society of the early Middle Ages. Early records of the surname are found in the city of Worms, where one Johann filius quandam Volzonis was a citizen in 1316 (Urkunden zur hessischen Landes, Orts, Familiengeschichte, II-601). A record of one Wernherus Voltzo can be found earlier still, in 1226 (Wurttembergisches Urkundenbuch, III-188).

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Voll Spelling Variations


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Voll Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Folz, Foltz, Volz, Voll, Volk, Volsch, Fols and many more.

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Voll Early History


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Voll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voll research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1620 is included under the topic Early Voll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Voll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Voll 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:

Voll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Voll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Voll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henrietta Voll, aged 10, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Sophy Eliz Voll, aged 2, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Henrietta Voll arrived in Philadelphia in 1807
  • C Henry Voll, aged 17, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Eliz Voll, aged 40, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voll (post 1700)



  • Frank J. Voll Sr., American politician, Supervisor of Oakland Township, Michigan, (1953-1955)
  • Daniel Voll, American award-winning journalist who has written for Esquire, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times
  • John James Voll (1922-1987), American officer in the United States Air Force and a World War II flying ace credited with 21 aerial victories
  • Christoph Voll (1897-1939), German sculptor and graphic artist associated with Expressionism
  • Jacqueline Voll (b. 1987), Dutch silver and bronze medalist figure skater

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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. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Voll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voll 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.

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