Vandervort History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vandervort family

The surname Vandervort 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.

The name is a "topographic name for someone who lived by a ford or crossing point, Middle Dutch voorde, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Tervoort in North Brabant." [1]

Early History of the Vandervort family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vandervort 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 Vandervort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vandervort Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Vandervort family (pre 1700)

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Vandervort Ranking

In the United States, the name Vandervort is the 16,693rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


Canada Vandervort migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vandervort Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Flora E. Vandervort, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Vandervort (post 1700) +

  • Paul Jeffrey Vandervort (b. 1985), American actor, and model
  • Jonah Vandervort, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1910 [3]
  • J. W. Vandervort, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1896 [3]
  • H. S. Vandervort, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County; Elected 1928 [3]
  • G. D. Vandervort, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1912 [3]


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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