Van Doorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the Van Doorne surname are unclear; however, there is a small town called Vorden in Gelderland, Holland; it is famous due to its eight castles.
Early Origins of the Van Doorne family
The surname Van Doorne 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 Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk(1254) is on the site of the original church of St.Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II(1039) and Henry V(1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. 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 Doorne family
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Van Doorne Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vorden, Forden, van Vorden, Voorduin, Van Doorn, Van Forden, Van Doorne, Van Foorden, Doorn, Doorne and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Doorne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Doorne family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathew Forden, who settled in Virginia in 1637; Elsken Jans Von Vorden, who came to America in 1650; Georg Michael Doorn, who arrived in Maryland in 1763.
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