The Vanderfords settled in America in the 1600s. Michael Paul Vanderford, the first Vanderford to settle in America, was the founder of the Vanderford, Vandervoort, and a branch of the Vandeveer families. While in New York Michael went by his Dutch name Michiel Pauluszen (Michael son of Paul). Around 1650 he added Van der Voort to his name. Michael first appears in the written record when he married Maria Rapalje on December 18, 1640. Her parents, George Rapalje and Catalina Trico, were among the very first settlers of New York.
This family tree branches out in several directions, so take a good look around.
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