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Vossem Early Origins



The surname Vossem 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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Vossem Spelling Variations


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Vossem 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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Vossem Early History


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Vossem Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vossem 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 Vossem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vossem Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vossem Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vossem 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 or some of its variants were: Hans Vosch, who came to New Netherland in 1658; Balthazer, Jr. Vosch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1662; John Fosse, who came to Maryland in 1663; Balthazar Vosch, who settled in New Netherland in 1664.

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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. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Vossem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vossem 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 22 October 2012 at 20:40.

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