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Vorst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, German


Early Origins of the Vorst family


The surname Vorst 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 Vorst family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vorst research.
Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1739, 1820, 1576, 1624, 1615 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Vorst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vorst Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Voorst, Voorstad, Voorsteegh, Voort, Vorst, Vorstell, Vorstern, Vorstman and many more.

Early Notables of the Vorst family (pre 1700)


Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vorst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Vorst family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vorst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Vorst, who arrived in New Netherland in 1660
  • Thomas Vorst, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1660 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Vorst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elis Vorst, who settled in America in 1844
  • Elis Vorst, who landed in America in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michel Vorst, who arrived in New York in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Vorst (post 1700)


  • John Van Vorst, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1851-52, 1864-65, 1868; Candidate for Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cornelius Van Vorst, American politician, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1860-62 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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