Vollert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Vollert 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.

Early Origins of the Vollert family

The surname Vollert 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 Vollert family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval German society.

Early History of the Vollert family

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Vollert 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.

Early Notables of the Vollert family (pre 1700)

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United States Vollert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vollert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jost Vollert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
Vollert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Vollert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Adam Vollert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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