Voight Family History

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Voight Name Meaning

Variant of German Vogt.

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


Similar surnames: Voght, Voigt, Vought, Voit, Rought, Voigts, Leight, Fought, Vaught

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Voight Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Voight name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Voight. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    10%

  • Norway

    5%

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Voight Family Origin

Where is the Voight family from?

Voight Family Occupations

What did your Voight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Voight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Voight's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Voight. A less common occupation for the Voight family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Voight ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Voight Historical Records

What Voight family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Voight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Voight census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Voight. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Voight. For the veterans among your Voight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Voight Life Expectancy

What is the average Voight lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Voight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Voight in 1949 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Voight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Voight ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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