Origins Available: Belgium
Early Origins of the Verhooft family
The surname Verhooft was first found in Belgium, 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 Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Verhooft family
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Verhooft Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Verhoeven, Verhoef, Verhoeff, Verhooft, Vaneuven, Vonhoeffen, van Hoven and many more.
Early Notables of the Verhooft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Verhooft family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hendryck VanHoven, who settled in New York in 1698; Cornelis Verhoven, who arrived in New York, NY in 1700; Frederick Verhoef, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817.