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Where did the Dutch Vanderhoef family come from? What is the Dutch Vanderhoef family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vanderhoef family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vanderhoef family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoeff, van der Hoeff, Hoef, van der Hoef, Hoeft, Hoft, Hovet, Hövet, Höft, Hooft, van den Hooft, vandenHoft, vanderHoft, vanderHoeff, vandenHoeff, vanHoof, vanHooff, de Hooft and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanderhoef research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1815 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Vanderhoef History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Vanderhoef Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barent Witten Hooft, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1662; with his wife and two children, Catharina Hooften, who came to Pennsylvania in 1738; Peter Hoeff, who arrived in New York city in 1866.

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  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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The Vanderhoef Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanderhoef Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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