Vossler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Vossler 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 Vossler family

The surname Vossler 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 Vossler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vossler research. Another 255 words (18 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 Vossler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vossler 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.

Early Notables of the Vossler family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Vossler 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; Judocus...
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United States Vossler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [1]
Vossler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Vossler, aged 23, who immigrated 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 immigrated 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 immigrated to America, in 1922
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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 linguist and scholar


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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