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Voigt Name Meaning

German: variant of Vogt . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) the Netherlands Denmark and Norway.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Voight, Voit, Voigts, Voght, Fogt, Foit, Vogts, Vought, Vogl, Vogt

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Where is the Voigt family from?

You can see how Voigt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Voigt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Voigt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Voigt families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Voigt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Voigt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Voigt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Voigt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Voigt. 19% of Voigt men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Voigt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Voigt were Salesman and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Voigt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Voigt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Voigt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Voigt. For the veterans among your Voigt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Voigt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Voigt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Voigt in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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