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Voorhis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Voorhis family


The surname Voorhis 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 Voorhis family


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

Voorhis 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 Voorhis 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 Voorhis family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Voorhis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Coerte Van Voorhis, 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)

Voorhis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • U Voorhis, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [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)
  • N Voorhis, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [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 Voorhis (post 1700)


  • Horace Jeremiah "Jerry" Voorhis (1901-1984), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1937-1947)
  • John Van Voorhis (1826-1905), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1879-83, 1893-95; Defeated, 1882, 1890 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Clay Van Voorhis (1852-1927), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1884, 1916; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1893-1905 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Van Voorhis, American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives; Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Muskingum County, 1873 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Van Voorhis, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Brooklyn, New York, 1853-57 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Voorhis, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter Voorhis, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1798-99 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John M. Voorhis, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1856-57 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Horace Jeremiah Voorhis (1901-1984), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1937-47; Defeated, 1946; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry H. Voorhis Jr., American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1848-49 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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