The Vossen 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.
Early Origins of the Vossen family
The surname Vossen 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.
Early History of the Vossen family
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Vossen 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.
Early Notables of the Vossen family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the name Vossen at this time were Simon de Vos (1603-1676), a Flemish
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Migration of the Vossen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vossen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Arnold Vossen, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1703
- Adriana, Civilia, and Maria Vossen arrived there in 1708
Contemporary Notables of the name Vossen (post 1700)
- Frank Vossen, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 3rd District, 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html