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Voorhis Early Origins



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.

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Voorhis Spelling Variations


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Voorhis 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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Voorhis Early History


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Voorhis Early History



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.

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Voorhis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voorhis 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 Voorhis 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:

Voorhis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

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

Voorhis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • U Voorhis, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • N Voorhis, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhis (post 1700)



  • William Voorhis, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1878
  • Peter Voorhis, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1798-99
  • John M. Voorhis, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1856-57
  • 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
  • Henry H. Voorhis Jr., American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1848-49
  • Charles Henry Voorhis (1833-1896), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1864; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1879-81
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daniel Van Voorhis, American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives; Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Muskingum County, 1873
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Voorhis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voorhis 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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