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Vorster Early Origins



The surname Vorster 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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Vorster Spelling Variations


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Vorster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Forsman, Vorsterman, Vorstermann, Vorstman, Vorstmann, Förster, Fuster, Feursman, Vorzmann, Voortmann, van Forsman and many more.

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Vorster Early History


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Vorster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vorster research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vorster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vorster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vorster Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vorster 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:

Vorster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jurg Vorster, who landed in New York in 1709

Vorster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. Vorster, who came to Philadelphia in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vorster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vorster (post 1700)



  • Emil "Teddy" Vorster (1910-1976), German racing driver and entrepreneur
  • Julius Vorster (1809-1876), German chemist and entrepreneur, co-founder of Chemische Fabrik Kalk
  • Pankraz Vorster (1753-1829), Italian-born, Swiss abbot, the last abbot of the Abbey of Saint Gall from 1796 to 1805
  • Louis Vorster (1966-2012), South African-Namibian cricketer
  • Harold William Vorster (b. 1993), South African rugby union player
  • Balthazar Johannes "John" Vorster (1915-1983), South African politician, 4th State President of South Africa (1978-1979), 8th Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-1978)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. 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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Vorster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vorster 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 10 February 2015 at 03:18.

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