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Origins Available: Belgium, Dutch


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The surname Vanhoose 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 North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoeff, van der Hoeff, Hoef, van der Hoef, Hoeft, Hoft, Hovet, Hövet, Höft, Hooft, van den Hooft, vandenHoft, vanderHoft, vanderHoeff, vandenHoeff, vanHoof, vanHooff, de Hooft and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanhoose research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1815 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Vanhoose History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barent Witten Hooft, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1662; with his wife and two children, Catharina Hooften, who came to Pennsylvania in 1738; Peter Hoeff, who arrived in New York city in 1866.

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  • F. S. VanHoose, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960
  • David Vanhoose PhD,, Economics Professor in the Business school at Baylor University


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