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Foorst Early Origins



The surname Foorst 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.

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Foorst Spelling Variations


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Foorst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Voorst, Voorstad, Voorsteegh, Voort, Vorst, Vorstell, Vorstern, Vorstman and many more.

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Foorst Early History


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Foorst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foorst research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1739, 1820, 1576, 1624, 1615 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Foorst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foorst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foorst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foorst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Vandervoort, who arrived in New York, NY in 1640; Thomas Vorst, who arrived in New Netherland in 1660; Willem Voorst, who came to New Netherland in 1663.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Foorst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foorst 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 August 2015 at 08:27.

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