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Voorhies History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Voorhies family


The surname Voorhies 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 Voorhies 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 Voorhies History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Voorhies 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 Voorhies 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 Voorhies family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Voorhies Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Coerte Voorhies, who settled in New York, NY in 1660

Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhies (post 1700)


  • Paul W. Voorhies (1875-1952), American lawyer, Michigan Attorney General (1931-1933)
  • William C. Van Voorhies, American politician, Secretary of State of California, 1849-53; Member of California State Assembly from San Francisco District, 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Warren W. Voorhies, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1896 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Theo B. Voorhies, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1860 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul W. Voorhies (1875-1952), American Republican politician, Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; Michigan State Attorney General, 1931-32; Defeated, 1932 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edmund W. Voorhies, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Brooklyn, New York, 1910-14 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Brett Voorhies, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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