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The name Vossler arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vossler family lived in Essex. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Vaux, Normandy.

Vossler Early Origins



The surname Vossler was first found in Essex where Robert de Vals, de Valibus, de Vaux was first listed shortly after the Conquest. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
However, the name was scattered throughout early Britain due to their strong Norman ancestry. Aitard de Vaux held estates in Norfolk in 1086 as did Randulph de Vaux in Cumberland. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
In part, this was due to the origin of the name "Vaux," a fairly common French place name which is plural of the word "val" which means in English "valley." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The "V" and "F" prefix was interchangeable at this time.

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Vossler Spelling Variations


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Vossler Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Faux, Fawkes, Fauks and others.

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Vossler Early History


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Vossler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vossler research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1606, 1605, 1675 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Vossler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vossler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vossler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vossler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vossler or a variant listed above:

Vossler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Vossler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jacob Vossler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Vossler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julius Vossler, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Schmieheim, in 1892
  • Edward Vossler, aged 68, who settled in America from Stuttgart, in 1893

Vossler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johann Vossler, aged 22, who settled in America from Schwenningen, Germany, in 1907
  • Johann Vossler, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Martin Vossler, aged 58, who landed in America from Steinan, Germany, in 1912
  • William Vossler, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Mathilde Vossler, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vossler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vossler (post 1700)



  • Ernest Orville Vossler (b. 1928), American professional PGA golfer and later, golf course designer, inducted into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Karl Vossler (1872-1949), German ling Uist and scholar

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: A Deo et Rege
Motto Translation: From God and the king.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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