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Vorst Early Origins



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.

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Vorst Spelling Variations


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Vorst Spelling Variations



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

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Vorst Early History


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Vorst Early History



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.

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Vorst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vorst Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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
  • Michel Vorst, who arrived in New York in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vorst (post 1700)


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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
  • Cornelius Van Vorst, American politician, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1860-62

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Vorst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vorst Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 August 2015 at 08:27.

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