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Where did the Dutch Van Horn family come from? What is the Dutch Van Horn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Van Horn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Van Horn family history?

The Dutch surname Van Horn is a habitational name, taken on from any of numerous places in the Netherlands, so named. The Dutch word "hoorn," means a "point," or "‘nook;’ the prefix "Van" denotes "one who came from."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Horn, Hoorn, Van Horn, Van Hoorn, Van Horne, Van den Horn and many more.

First found in the region between the North Sea, Germany and Belgium, that we now call the Netherlands.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Horn research. Another 41 words(3 lines of text) covering the years 1156, 1136, 1150, 1156, 1518, 1568, 1635, 1683, 1653, 1711, 1704 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Van Horn History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 163 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Horn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Horn Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Comelissen VanHorn, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664

Van Horn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • R VanHorn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Richard VanHorn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Ernest VanHorn, who landed in Mississippi in 1893


  • Buddy Van Horn (b. 1929), American stun coordinator, movie director, long-time stunt double for Clint Eastwood
  • Darrin Van Horn (b. 1968), American boxer
  • Dave van Horn (b. 1960), American baseball coach of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Keith Van Horn (b. 1975), American NBA basketball player
  • Robert Thompson Van Horn (1824-1916), American newspaper publisher of the The Kansas City Enterprise
  • Welby Van Horn (b. 1920), American retired tennis player, coach
  • Noel Van Horn (b. 1968), Disney comics artist and writer, son of William Van Horn
  • William Van Horn (b. 1930), Disney comics artist and writer who draws mostly Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge


  • A New Jersey Dutch Lineage to Christian Barentsen Van Horne by Jean Baber.
  • Our Dutch Ancestors by Ralph H. Dean.
  • The Reverend William Van Horne: His Ancestors and Descendants by William E. Van Horne.

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  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
  6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  8. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  11. ...

The Van Horn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Horn 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 21 February 2014 at 18:34.

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