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Vogt Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a reeve a bailiff a farm manager or other person with supervisory authority Middle High German voget Late Latin vocatus from Latin advocatus past participle of advocare ‘to call upon (to help)’. The term originally denoted someone who appeared before a court on behalf of some party not permitted to make direct representations often an ecclesiastical body which was not supposed to have any dealings with temporal authorities. In some parts of central Europe the word came to mean ‘village headman’. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) the Netherlands Denmark Norway and Poland. See also Fath Focht Vaeth Voigt and Voit compare Faught Fought Vaught Voght Voight Vote and Vought .

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


Similar surnames: Fogt, Voge, Pott, Molt, Bott, Cort, Bolt, Hoge, Mort, Voet

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You can see how Vogt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vogt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vogt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 100 Vogt families living in London. This was about 58% of all the recorded Vogt's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Vogt families in 1891.
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What did your Vogt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, French Polisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Vogt. 100% of Vogt men worked as a French Polisher and 91% of Vogt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • French Polisher
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    91%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    10%
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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Vogt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vogt in 1942 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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