Vorse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vorse family

The surname Vorse 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 Vorse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vorse research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1745, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Vorse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vorse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Verssen, Versen, Varssem, Varssenaere, Vorsen, Fersen, Forsten, Verson, Versen, Verrison, Verison and many more.

Early Notables of the Vorse family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Vorse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Vorse family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Verson, who came to Maryland in 1657; George Forsten, who settled in Baltimore in 1831; Joseph Versen, who arrived in North America in 1847; August Versen, who arrived in Illinois in 1853.


Contemporary Notables of the name Vorse (post 1700) +

  • Albert O. Vorse Jr., American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 11½ aerial victories


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