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Early Origins of the Fersen family
The surname Fersen was 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. 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.
Early History of the Fersen family
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Fersen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Verssen, Versen, Varssem, Varssenaere, Vorsen, Fersen, Forsten, Verson, Versen, Verrison, Verison and many more.
Early Notables of the Fersen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fersen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fersen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Susan Fersen, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Fersen (post 1700)
- Axel von Fersen Sr. (1719-1794), Swedish statesman
- Hans Reinhold Fersen, Swedish general
- Fabian von Fersen (1626-1677), Swedish soldier
- Hans Axel Fersen (1755-1810), Swedish soldier and statesman
- Frederik Axel Fersen (1719-1794), Swedish soldier