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The Vos family name emerged in Pomerania, a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania was bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, meaning on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Vos Early Origins



The surname Vos was first found in Mecklenburg and Pomerania, where this old family name was associated with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention the knight Johann Vossing of Stravenhaven in Mecklenburg around 1260, and the knight Johann Voss was an advisor to Prince Nicolaus von Werle. Hamburg chronicles first mention Heyno Vosseke in 1300.

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Vos Spelling Variations


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Vos Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Voss, Vos, Voess, Voessgen (North-Rhine), Vossen (North-Rhine), Vossius (Latin), Vossing, Voessing, Voeske (Hamburg), Vossek and many more.

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Vos Early History


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Vos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vos research. Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1800, 1729, 1814, 1840, 1786, 1603, 1676, 1606, 1659, 1661, 1734, 1660 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Vos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vos Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Vos at this time were Simon de Vos (1603-1676), a Flemish Baroque painter of genre and cabinet pictures; Vinzenz Fux (c.1606-1659), German organist and composer at the church Maria am Gestade in Vienna...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vos 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:

Vos Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Vos, who came to New York City in 1642
  • Hans Vos, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642
  • Cornelis Dircksen Vos, who arrived in New York, NY in 1661
  • Cornelius Vos, who landed in Maryland in 1661

Vos Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Vos, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Anna Maria Salbach Vos, who came to New York in 1710
  • Anna Christina Vos, who came to Philadelphia in 1787
  • Anna Christina Vos, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
  • Joh Rudolf Vos, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonius Vos, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • J Vos, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Jan De Vos, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Deborah Vos, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Adriaan Vos, who settled in New York, NY in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vos (post 1700)



  • Robin J. Vos, American politician, 100th Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Geerhardus Johannes Vos (1862-1949), American Calvinist theologian
  • Rich Ira Vos (b. 1957), American comedian
  • Peter Jon de Vos (1938-2008), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde, 1980-83; Guinea-Bissau, 1980-83; Mozambique, 1983-87; Liberia, 1990-92; Tanzania, 1992-94; Costa Rica, 1994-97
  • Lloyd De Vos, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000
  • Hendricus "Henk" Johannes Petrus Vos (b. 1968), Dutch former football striker
  • André Neal Vos (b. 1975), former South African rugby union player
  • Jan Vos (1888-1939), Dutch bronze medalist footballer at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Ida Vos (1931-2006), award-winning Dutch author
  • Willem Vos (b. 1964), Dutch Professor of Physics at the University of Twente, Netherlands
  • ... (Another 1 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. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

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