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The surname Volz 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.

Volz Early Origins



The surname Volz 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 Volz 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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Volz Spelling Variations


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Volz Spelling Variations



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

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Volz Early History


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Volz Early History



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

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Volz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Volz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Volz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottf Volz, who landed in America in 1807
  • Michael Volz, aged 61, arrived in America in 1843
  • Joh Volz, who landed in America in 1854
  • Valentine Volz, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Gustav Volz, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Volz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gusta Volz, aged 22, who arrived in America from Wintersbach, Germany, in 1908
  • Carl Volz, aged 33, who arrived in America from Reutlingen, Germany, in 1910
  • Christian Volz, aged 27, who arrived in America from Falkenstein, Germany, in 1910
  • Ferdinand Volz, aged 23, who arrived in America from Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1910
  • Frida Volz, aged 21, who arrived in America from Heidenheim, Germany, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Volz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Volz (post 1700)



  • Marlin Volz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1965
  • John Volz, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 2002
  • John P. Volz, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1978-91
  • Hugo F. Volz, American Republican politician, Pharmacist ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 21st District, 1948
  • Hugo Volz, American Democrat politician, Supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan, 1936-37; Defeated, 1937
  • Harold J. Volz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1948
  • Frank M. Volz Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996
  • Ferdinand E. Volz (1823-1876), American politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1854-56
  • Charles R. Volz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • Robert Volz (b. 1875), American seaman in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War, awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Volz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Volz 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 18 February 2016 at 23:40.

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