Early Origins of the Voortmann family
The surname Voortmann 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 Voortmann family
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Voortmann Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Forsman, Vorsterman, Vorstermann, Vorstman, Vorstmann, Förster, Fuster, Feursman, Vorzmann, Voortmann, van Forsman and many more.
Early Notables of the Voortmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Voortmann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gabriel Samuelsson Forsman, who settled in America in 1654; John Fuster, who came to South Carolina in 1736; Jacob Forsman, who came to America in 1739.