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Voorhees Early Origins



The surname Voorhees 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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Voorhees Spelling Variations


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Voorhees Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Voorhout, Voorhoeve, Vorhout, Vorhauser, Verheul, Verhoeff, Verhooch, Verhooft, Verhoog and many more.

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Voorhees Early History


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Voorhees Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voorhees 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 Voorhees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Voorhees Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voorhees Early Notables (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 Voorhees 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:

Voorhees Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Coerte Van Voorhees, who arrived in Long Island in 1660

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhees (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhees (post 1700)



  • William H. Van Voorhees, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Stuart Van Voorhees, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 52nd District, 1952
  • Brown Van Voorhees, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960
  • A. A. Van Voorhees, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1868-69

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Suggested Readings for the name Voorhees


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Suggested Readings for the name Voorhees



  • Through a Dutch Door: 17th Century Origins of the Van Voorhes Family by The Van Voorhes Association.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Voorhees Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voorhees 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 28 October 2016 at 15:02.

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