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Origins Available: Dutch, German

Where did the Dutch Volmar family come from? What is the Dutch Volmar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Volmar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Volmar family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Volmer, Volmar, Vollmar, Volmerbeke, Volmerstein, Wolmer, Wollmer, Wollner and many more.

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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Volmar research. Another 292 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1640 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Volmar History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Volmar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Volmar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Volmar, who came to New York in 1755
  • Johannes Volmar, who arrived in America in 1776
  • Friedrich Volmar, who arrived in America in 1779
  • Georg Volmar, who came to North America in 1783

Volmar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. G. Volmar, who settled in Philadelphia in 1807
  • J G Volmar, aged 15, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • John Christian Volmar, who settled in New York, NY in 1824
  • Louis Volmar, who settled in America in 1828


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