Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Verssen family
The surname Verssen 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 Verssen family
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Verssen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Verssen, Versen, Varssem, Varssenaere, Vorsen, Fersen, Forsten, Verson, Versen, Verrison, Verison and many more.
Early Notables of the Verssen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Verssen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Verson, who came to Maryland in 1657; George Forsten, who settled in Baltimore in 1831; Joseph Versen, who arrived in North America in 1847; August Versen, who arrived in Illinois in 1853.
Contemporary Notables of the name Verssen (post 1700)
- Dan Verssen, designer of "Naval Battles: World War II on the High Seas", a card-driven wargame