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Voorhies Early Origins



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.

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Voorhies Spelling Variations


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Voorhies 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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Voorhies Early History


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Voorhies Early History



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

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Voorhies Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voorhies 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 Voorhies 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:

Voorhies Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Coerte Voorhies, who came to New York, NY in 1660

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhies (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhies (post 1700)



  • Warren W. Voorhies, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1896
  • Theo B. Voorhies, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1860
  • Paul W. Voorhies (1875-1952), American Republican politician, Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; Michigan State Attorney General, 1931-32; Defeated, 1932
  • Edmund W. Voorhies, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Brooklyn, New York, 1910-14
  • Brett Voorhies, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2004
  • 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Voorhies Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voorhies 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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