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Early Origins of the Vorheye family


The surname Vorheye 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 Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Early History of the Vorheye family

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Early History of the Vorheye family


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Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 183 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Vorheye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vorheye Spelling Variations

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Vorheye Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Verhee, Verhell, Verheul, Verhey, Verheye, Verhoey, Vorhee, Vorheid and many more.

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Early Notables of the Vorheye family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Vorheye family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vorheye family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Vorheye family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Koestiaan VerHey, who settled in Baltimore in 1847; Jacobus Verhey, who arrived in Baltimore in 1847; Gerritje VerHey, who settled in Baltimore in 1847.

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