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Multiple Origins for the Surname Voss



The Voss 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.

Voss Early Origins



The surname Voss 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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Voss Spelling Variations


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Voss 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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Voss Early History


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Voss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voss 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 Voss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Voss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Voss 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 Voss 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:

Voss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Voss, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Hans Voss, who arrived in America in 1650
  • Matts De Voss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693

Voss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Israel Voss, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Bartholomaus Voss came to Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johan Henrich Voss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Jurian Voss, who landed in New York in 1763
  • Johann Voss arrived in America in 1776
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Voss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joachim Frederick Lewis Voss, who arrived in New York, NY in 1826
  • Elisab Voss, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Ernst Jacob Voss, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1836
  • Diederich Friederick Voss, aged 27, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • Gerhard Voss, who landed in Ohio in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Voss Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christian Voss went to Canada in 1783 with the Empire Loyalists

Voss Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Voss, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Voss Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Johann Voss arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • John Voss arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voss (post 1700)



  • Roberta Voss, American Republican politician, Elected Arizona State House of Representatives 19th District 1998
  • Joseph H. Voss, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932
  • Nancy Voss, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1992; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • John D. Voss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954
  • John C. Voss, American politician, Mayor of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1954
  • James Voss, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988
  • J. Harm Voss, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960
  • Grace Voss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1952
  • Glenn L. Voss, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • George W. Voss, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960
  • ... (Another 11 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. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Voss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voss 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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