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Where did the Dutch Vandervoort family come from? What is the Dutch Vandervoort family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vandervoort family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vandervoort family history?

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

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vandervoort research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1739, and 1820 are included under the topic Early Vandervoort History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Vandervoort Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vandervoort Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Michael Pauluszen VanderVoort, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Abraham Vandervoort, who arrived in New York, NY in 1640

Vandervoort Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Brand Vandervoort, who arrived in Illinois in 1864

Vandervoort Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • John Vandervoort, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • George Vandervoort, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin H Vandervoort (1915-1990), American soldier awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII


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The Vandervoort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vandervoort 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.

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