Verhoorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Verhoorn family
The surname Verhoorn 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 Verhoorn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verhoorn research. Another 100 words (7 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 Verhoorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verhoorn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Voorhout, Voorhoeve, Vorhout, Vorhauser, Verheul, Verhoeff, Verhooch, Verhooft, Verhoog and many more.
Early Notables of the Verhoorn 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...
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Migration of the Verhoorn family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Stephen Coerte Voorhies, who came to New York, NY in 1660; Kryn Verheul, who arrived in America sometime between 1846 and 1847; and Johannes Verheul, who settled in America sometime between 1846 and 1847..
Contemporary Notables of the name Verhoorn (post 1700) +
- Wim Verhoorn (1941-2021), Dutch athletics coach of the Dutch national team and of Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
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