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Thus normally spelt in this branch in England.
Pronounced "Voron-tsov".
Other spellings also seen: [V or W] oron [possible t] [s or z] o [v or w]
Only 4 of these 16 possible spellings are at all common:

The 3rd Count Woronzow, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c.1805-6.
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
From here. Also here.

Simon Romanovitch Woronzow, 3rd Count Woronzow (see here),
"Semen Romanovich Vorontsov", born 1744,
of one of the great aristocratic families of Russia, see his ancestry,
Russian diplomat in England 1784-96,
Russian Ambassador to England 1796-1806,
died 1832, age 88 yrs, bur in the Pembroke family vault in Marylebone, London,
the street where he resided in St. John's Wood, London, is now called Woronzow Road (see map),
had issue:

  1. Prince Michael Woronzow, 4th Count Woronzow,
    "Mikhail Semenovich Vorontsov", born 19th May 1782, St. Petersburg,
    fought for Russians in Napoleon's retreat from Moscow 1812 to 1813, recovered Napoleon's despatch case as a trophy (now in Wilton House),
    Russia was an ally of Britain against France at this time,
    he was appointed commander of the Russian forces in Wellington's allied army 1815,
    governor-general of Novorossia (New Russia) and Bessarabia 1823,
    set up his court at Odessa, which he helped develop,
    built Vorontsov's Palace, Odessa, 1827-30,
    built Vorontsov's Palace (sometimes called Alupka Palace), Alupka, near Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, 1828-46,
    governor-general (viceroy) of the Caucasus 1844,
    elevated to rank of Prince 1845 by Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia,
    incredibly, his nephew Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea was British Secretary of State for War 1845-46 and again 1852-55, during the Crimean War 1853-56, when Britain was allied with France against Russia,
    incredible to have two such important men on either side so closely related,
    died 6th Nov 1856, Odessa, age 74 yrs, bur Odessa Cathedral. See biography.

  2. Catherine Woronzow,
    "Ekaterina Semenovna Vorontsova",
    born 24th Oct 1783, St. Petersburg, "the Russian Countess",
    mar 25th Jan 1808, Greek Chapel, Marylebone, London, to George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke and had issue.

Prince Michael Woronzow.
Portrait by George Dawe 1825.
From here.

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