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Early Origins of the Forsten family

The surname Forsten 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 Forsten family

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Forsten Spelling Variations

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 Forsten family (pre 1700)

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United States Forsten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Forsten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Forsten, who settled in Baltimore in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Forsten (post 1700) +

  • Richard Forsten, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2008 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook