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Multiple Origins for the Surname Vos


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Vos Early Origins



The surname Vos 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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Vos Spelling Variations


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Vos Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vos, Vosch, Voshol, Voss, Vosse, Vossem, Fos, Föse, Foss, Fossa and many more.

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Vos Early History


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Vos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vos research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1720, 1794, 1800, 1840, 1612, 1667, 1536, 1603, 1584 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Vos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vos Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vos 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:

Vos Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Vos, who came to New York City in 1642
  • Hans Vos, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642
  • Cornelis Dircksen Vos, who arrived in New York, NY in 1661
  • Cornelius Vos, who landed in Maryland in 1661

Vos Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Vos, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Anna Maria Salbach Vos, who came to New York in 1710
  • Anna Christina Vos, who came to Philadelphia in 1787
  • Anna Christina Vos, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
  • Joh Rudolf Vos, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonius Vos, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • J Vos, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Jan De Vos, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Deborah Vos, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Adriaan Vos, who settled in New York, NY in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vos (post 1700)



  • Robin J. Vos, American politician, 100th Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Geerhardus Johannes Vos (1862-1949), American Calvinist theologian
  • Rich Ira Vos (b. 1957), American comedian
  • Peter Jon de Vos (1938-2008), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde, 1980-83; Guinea-Bissau, 1980-83; Mozambique, 1983-87; Liberia, 1990-92; Tanzania, 1992-94; Costa Rica, 1994-97
  • Lloyd De Vos, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000
  • Hendricus "Henk" Johannes Petrus Vos (b. 1968), Dutch former football striker
  • Jan Vos (1888-1939), Dutch bronze medalist footballer at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Ida Vos (1931-2006), award-winning Dutch author
  • Willem Vos (b. 1964), Dutch Professor of Physics at the University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Hubert Vos (1855-1935), Dutch painter and member of the Royal Society of British Artists
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    6. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Vos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vos 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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