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Early Origins of the Voorhoeve family

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

Voorhoeve 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 Voorhoeve 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 Voorhoeve family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Voorhoeve Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Philip K.W. Voorhoeve, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Scheveningen, Holland, in 1912
  • Jacobs Voorhoeve, aged 19, who landed in America from The Hague, Holland, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Voorhoeve (post 1700)

  • Marc Voorhoeve, Dutch mathematician, creator of the Voorhoeve index
  • Joris Jacob Clemens Voorhoeve (b. 1945), Dutch politician, former minister, and university professor

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