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Versen Early Origins



The surname Versen 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.

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Versen Spelling Variations


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Versen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Verssen, Versen, Varssem, Varssenaere, Vorsen, Fersen, Forsten, Verson, Versen, Verrison, Verison and many more.

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Versen Early History


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Versen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Versen research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1745, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Versen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Versen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Versen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Versen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Versen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Versen, who arrived in North America in 1847
  • August Versen, who arrived in Illinois in 1853
  • Joseph Aug Versen, who settled in North America in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Versen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Versen (post 1700)



  • Frederick von Versen (b. 1847), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Berlin, 1916. German ancestry

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
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    The Versen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Versen 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 14:08.

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