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The Vossius 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.

Vossius Early Origins



The surname Vossius 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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Vossius Spelling Variations


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Vossius 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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Vossius Early History


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Vossius Early History



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

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Vossius Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vossius Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Vossius 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 Vossius Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Vos, who came to New York City in 1642. Arnold Vossen came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1703; while Adriana, Civilia, and Maria Vossen arrived there in 1708. Bartholomaus Voss came to Philadelphia in 1749.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vossius (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vossius (post 1700)



  • Isaak Vossius (1618-1688), Dutch scholar
  • Gerard Jan Vossius (1577-1649), Dutch scholar

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Vossius Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vossius 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 16 January 2014 at 13:59.

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