Fohrman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Fohrman family
The surname Fohrman 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 Fohrman family
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Fohrman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Forsman, Vorsterman, Vorstermann, Vorstman, Vorstmann, Förster, Fuster, Feursman, Vorzmann, Voortmann, van Forsman and many more.
Early Notables of the Fohrman family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Willem Vorsterman (died 1543), an early printer of books, active in Antwerp between 1504 and 1543. He published about 400 books in Dutch, Spanish, English, Latin, French and Danish, making him the second most productive printer in the Netherlands in the first half of the 16th century.
Lucas Vorsterman the Elder (1595-1675), was a Baroque engraver who worked with the artists Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, as well as for patrons...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fohrman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century