Origins Available: Belgium
Early Origins of the Verhoeff family
The surname Verhoeff 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.
Early History of the Verhoeff family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verhoeff research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1702, 1840, 1879, 1600, 1684, 1573, 1609, 1607, 1612, 1645, 1710 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Verhoeff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verhoeff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Voorhout, Voorhoeve, Vorhout, Vorhauser, Verheul, Verhoeff, Verhooch, Verhooft, Verhoog and many more.
Early Notables of the Verhoeff family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Steven Van Voorhees (1600-1684), an early Dutch settler to America, patriarch of the Voorhees family line and namesakes, founder of the Dutch Reformed Church in present day Flatlands, Brooklyn. Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff (c.
1573-1609) was... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verhoeff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Verhoeff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Verhoeff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Herman Verhoeff, aged 33, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Tordenskjold" from Gravosa, Austria CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67P-GYH : 6 December 2014), Herman Verhoeff, 04 Jun 1919; citing departure port Gravosa, Austria, arrival port New York, ship name Tordenskjold, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Cornelis H. Verhoeff, aged 27, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Eemdyk" from Rotterdam, Netherlands CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DN-2Z7 : 6 December 2014), Cornelis H. Verhoeff, 22 Jul 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Eemdyk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Verhoeff (post 1700)
- Frederick Herman Verhoeff (1874-1968), American ophthalmic surgeon who developed Verhoeff's stain
- Pieter Verhoeff (b. 1938), Dutch film director
- Jacobus "Koos" Verhoeff (b. 1927), Dutch mathematician, computer scientist, and artist
- Karl "Carl" Wilhelm Verhoeff (1867-1944), German myriapodologist and entomologist