Hoekstra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hoekstra family

The surname Hoekstra was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Hoekstra family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoekstra research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoekstra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoekstra Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoch, Hok, Yok, Yoak, Hokk, Hoek, Hoekk, Hohk, Hoher, Yoke, Hochart, Hochmann, Hohmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoekstra family (pre 1700)

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United States Hoekstra migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoekstra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna J Hoekstra, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Berber Hoekstra, aged 59, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Janske Jensjc Hoekstra, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • L J Raatsma Hoekstra, aged 39, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Teetske Hoekstra, aged 28, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoekstra (post 1700) +

  • Peter Hoekstra (b. 1953), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1993-; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 2012 [2]
  • Peter Hoekstra, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1916 [2]
  • Douglas L. Hoekstra Jr., American politician, Mayor of Wyoming, Michigan, 1997- [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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