Van Der voort History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Van Der voort family

The surname Van Der voort 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 Van Der voort family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Der voort research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1739, 1820, 1576, 1624, 1615 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Van Der voort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Van Der voort Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Van Der voort family (pre 1700)

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


United States Van Der voort migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Der voort Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Michael Pauluszen VanderVoort, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [1]
  • Abraham Vandervoort, who arrived in New York, NY in 1640
Van Der voort Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Brand Vandervoort, who arrived in Illinois in 1864

Canada Van Der voort migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Der voort Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Vandervoort, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • George Vandervoort, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Der voort (post 1700) +

  • Paul Vandervoort (1846-1902), American soldier in the Union Army, 11th Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, 1882-1883
  • Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin H Vandervoort (1917-1990), American soldier awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII, twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and was portrayed by John Wayne in the D-Day film The Longest Day
  • Ken VanderVoort, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 138th District, 1992 [2]
  • Willem "Wim" van der Voort (b. 1923), Dutch three-time silver medalist speed skater, Flagbearer for Netherlands a the Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics
  • Vincent van der Voort (b. 1975), Dutch professional darts player, nicknamed the Dutch Destroyer
  • Kaj van der Voort (b. 1996), Dutch musical actor and singer
  • Adolph Dirk Coenraad van der Voort van Zijp (1892-1978), Dutch horse rider who competed in the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Laura Dianne Vandervoort (b. 1984), Canadian Young Artist Award actress
  • Colin van der Voort (b. 1965), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Louie Vandervoort Stegman, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920 [3]


  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, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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