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The surname Verhagen 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Verhagen, Verhaegen, Verhaven, Vorhagen, Vorhausen, Verhacken and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verhagen research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 187 and 1879 are included under the topic Early Verhagen History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verhagen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Josyntje Verhagen, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1659
  • Josyntgen Verhagen, who landed in New York, NY in 1659

Verhagen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Teunis VerHagen, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Grietje VerHagen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Johanna VerHagen, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Jean Joseph Verhagen, who came to Wisconsin in 1855

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  • Paul K. Verhagen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 2008
  • Maxime Jacques Marcel Verhagen (b. 1956), Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Eduard Verhagen, Clinical Director of Pediatrics at the University of Groningen


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  1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  2. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  4. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
  5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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