Survey Results: Virginia

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Please note that the information presented here is only that which was reported in the survey from 2019 and does not include information or places reported in older published sources.


The Commonwealth of Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788. Prior to statehood, it was the Virginia Colony (an English and later a British colony) between 1607 and 1776.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to settle in Virginia were immigrant Volga Germans from the colony of Kukkus. They settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1892.

Immigrant Germans from Russia along with first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants were reported to have lived in Virginia.

List of Places

There were 28 places in Virginia reported on the survey. Included below is the earliest year Germans from Russia reportedly arrived in each place. The "Germans from Russia Origins" column includes the region in Russia along with colony from which immigration took place, and/or the colony of immigrant's birth. The locations of the ancestral colonies today can be found on the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations map.


Cite This Page: Sandy Schilling Payne, “Survey Results: Virginia,” last modified February 22, 2020,