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|Founder||Richolfus de Foresto|
Van Foreest is the name of an aristocratic family that possibly originates from the region of Aachen in Germany, but is already found in the County of Holland in the 13th century. The family was already noble from earliest times ("Uradel"). In the early modern period, the family played a role in the city councils of Haarlem, Delft and Alkmaar. Members of the family are jonkheer.
Coat of arms
H.A. van Foreest: Het oude geslacht Van Foreest, (Assen, 1950, - in Dutch).
- Gelre Armorial folio 85v.