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Voges Family History

Voges Name Meaning

North German: of uncertain origin; possibly a patronymic from Vogt, or alternatively from a short form of Middle High German vogesser, a variant of voche(n)zer, an occupational name for a pastrycook or confectioner.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Voge, Vogel, Vogus, Vogts, Kogel, Bogel, Loges, Vogt, Toles, Hoge

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Where is the Voges family from?

You can see how Voges families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Voges family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Voges families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 74 Voges families living in Texas. This was about 29% of all the recorded Voges's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Voges families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Voges surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Voges ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Voges. 42% of Voges men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Voges women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Voges were Farm Laborer and New Worker.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Voges. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Voges. For the veterans among your Voges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Voges lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Voges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Voges in 1948 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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