The surname Voyt was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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of this family name include: Voet, Voeter, Voeth, Voerst, Foeyt, Voyt, Voyth and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Jerg Voeth and his family, who settled in Philadelphia between 1762 and 1776; Nicolas Voether, who arrived in New York in 1837; Robert Voeth, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1843.