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Early Origins of the Voorhees family


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.

Early History of the Voorhees family


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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.

Voorhees 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 Voorhees 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 Voorhees family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhees (post 1700)


  • William H. Van Voorhees, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Stuart Van Voorhees, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 52nd District, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Brown Van Voorhees, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. A. Van Voorhees, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1868-69 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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